Boxing News and Views were advised of the following a few moments ago, something that may be in a new record for a professional boxing match or if not, pretty close to the current one. An astonishing tally of viewers for this weekend’s heavyweight title fight.
The Heavyweight unification blockbuster clash between Anthony Joshua MBE and Joseph Parker will be broadcast in an incredible 215 territories from Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday night.
Joshua and Parker lay four belts on the line in a historical night in the Welsh capital, and the clash of the two unbeaten Heavyweight rulers has grabbed the attention of the world’s premier TV broadcasters.
The main event heroes are on the biggest networks in their home nations with Sky Sports Box Office in Britain and Sky Arena in New Zealand and TV3 in Samoa and will captivate TV audiences in boxing mad nations in the US with Showtime, Canada and Germany with DAZN, SFR in France and Main Event in Australia.
Fight fans from Honduras to Holland, Panama to Poland and Finland to French Guyana will be able to witness the action live, and promoter Eddie Hearn believes the figures prove that AJ is the biggest draw in world sport.
“The incredible international TV sales for Saturday night’s event prove that Anthony Joshua is main man in the game,” said Hearn. “At 10.30pm on Saturday night, the attention of the sporting world will be focused on Principality Stadium as these two unbeaten giants put it all on the line – British boxing has never been in better shape and we’re proud to yet again make history with AJ.”