On April 29th, heavyweight titans Klitschko vs Joshua Live will face each other in a history-making affair.On the line will not only be Joshua’s IBF World Championship and the vacant IBO and WBA World Championships, but the unofficial titles of consensus heavyweight champion and king of boxing.
Event: Wladimir Klitschko vs Anthony Joshua
Date: 29th April
Venue: Wembley Stadiam,London
TV Info: klitschkkovsjoshulive.us
Klitschko vs Joshua will take place at Wembley Stadium in London, before a sold-out crowd of 90,000.So what channel will the fight be broadcast? After all, Klitschko fights on HBO and Joshua is locked in with SKY Sports and Showtime.In the States, Showtime will air the fight live at 4:15 p.m. ET, while HBO will televise it at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT. Of course, the networks will deliver separate telecasts.In the United Kingdom, the fight card will be broadcast at 18:00 on Sky Box Office HD.
“I’m extremely happy and thankful that our respective U.S. TV partners Showtime and HBO reached an agreement,” said Bernd Boente, Managing Director of Klitschko Management Group, via USA Today. “This happened before in the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao and the Lewis vs. Tyson fights and shows you the magnitude of our event at Wembley Stadium on April 29.”
Peter Nelson, executive vice president of HBO Sports, said earlier this week via USA Today: “Both promoters and both networks have found a solution that enables boxing fans in the U.S. to watch the world Klitschko vs Joshua heavyweight championship. This agreement ensures that our subscribers have access to same-day primetime coverage of the fight. It will mark Wladimir Klitschko’s 22nd appearance on HBO and the first for Anthony Joshua.”
With the big heavyweight showdown between IBF champion Anthony Joshua (18-0, 18 KO) and Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KO) just over a week away, HBO’s Fight Game with Jim Lampley turned an eye to that bout this week.And here’s the great Bernard Hopkins breaking it down further:Showtime will air Joshua-Klitschko live in the United States on Saturday afternoon, April 29, while HBO will have a same-day replay later that evening, as both networks have deals with the fighters — Joshua with SHO, and Klitschko with HBO.
The London 2012 Olympic gold medallist takes on Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on April 29.
He will defend his IBF belt for the third time while the vacant WBA strap will also be on the line.
However, the early parts of the undercard are often shown for free before the channel is encrypted meaning regular Sky Sports subscribers should be able to see at least some boxing action on the night without forking out for the pay-per-view.Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko are closing in on their huge heavyweight clash – and the excitement’s continuing to build.
Joshua and Klitschko’s world heavyweight title fight, live on Sky Sports Box Office on April 29, is fast approaching and both men have been surrounding themselves with the best possible training partners.
Washington (18-1-1), a former world title challenger, opted to spar Klitschko instead of sharing a gym with Joshua.Joshua is the reigning IBF world heavyweight title holder, a belt that Klitschko lost in defeat to Tyson Fury in November 2015.Fury was subsequently stripped of the belt after failing to fight mandatory challenger Klitschko vs Joshua Live yacheslav Glazkov. Charles Martin, who beat Glazkov, then lost his first defence of the belt to Joshua.