Boxing on the box – Channel 5 will televise Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz in the UK
Dereck Chisora vs Oleksandr Usyk being among Sky Sport’s pay-per-view offerings has angered plenty of fans. It’s a shame, but fights like this in the heavyweight division nearly always come at a cost these days. Those who want a taster can see live coverage from Wembley Arena on Sky Sports Mix from 6pm (on Saturday October 31) but anyone wishing to watch more than half an hour will need to switch to Sky Sports Box Office. As well as Usyk-Chisora, there is: Lee Selby-George Kambosos Jnr; Savannah Marshall-Hannah Rankin; Bilal Laggoune; Amy Timlin-Carly Skelly; Dave Allen-Christopher Lovejoy and Ukashir (Kash) Farooq-Martin Tecupetla. Whether it’s value for money will be decided by those who choose to pay but, from the outset, it looks certain to be a long night.
The terrestrial channel will screen Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz, a welcome appearance of top class boxing on a free to view channel in the UK. Their programming will begin at 2am on Sunday morning (November 1), including Regis Prograis vs Juan Heraldez and Mario Barrios vs Ryan Karl.
Coverage of the Naoya Inoue-Jason Moloney bill, from Las Vegas, begins in the early hours of Sunday morning (November 1) at 2am.