The boxing season 2017 has been good so far – now Sky Sports look to be adding a lot more boxing international content.
While their main attraction Anthony Joshua still awaits official confirmation about what he will do next, most likely fulfilling his mandatory challenger obligation with Kubrat Pulev – the start of the new season looks a solid lineup so far.
Of course a unification fight for Joshua with one of the other champions in the heavyweight division would add to this nicely – but for starters it’s not bad with these in particular:
August 19th – Terence Crawford vs Julius Indongo
August 26th – Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor
September 9th – Wisaksil Wangek vs Roman Gonzalez
September 23rd – Jorge Linares vs Luke Campbell
September 30th – Paul Butler vs Stuart Hall
October 7th – Anthony Crolla vs Ricky Burns
October 21st – Ryan Burnett vs Zhanat Zhakiyanov
Taking out Mayweather vs McGregor from the above, the lineup is more of a move to satisfy hardcore boxing fans than anything.
Which is a positive sign, of course, and also a good sign that major corporations like Sky see the sport of boxing growing all around the world to the point where they are now properly investing in international content.
Good times for boxing – with plenty of other broadcasters also in the market showing the sweet science too.