Anthony Joshua has defeated Wladimir Klitschko in the heavyweight title fight to not only retain his IBF title but also captured WBA heavyweight belt. It was a roller coaster of a fight where both fighters had their chances but in the end it was Joshua who used his youth to full extend stopping Klitschko in the 11 round.
It was one hell of a fight where Joshua started stronger winning the first three round with ease and also knocked down Klitschko in round 5 but after that Ukrainian made a comeback into the fight winning consecutive round also huring Joshua who was dropped in round 6. However Joshua regained his momentum towards the later round and unleashed flurry in round 11 dropping Klitschko twice before referee stepped in to stop the bout.
Anthony Joshua is set to take on Wladimir Klitschko as he defend his IBF heavyweight title and hope to add another two WBA and IBO recently vacated titles to his name on Saturday, 29th April 2017 at the Wembley Arena in London, UK. This is one of the highly anticipated heavyweight clashes of recent history and 80,000 capacity stadium is already sold out. Apart from the main-event there will be several competitive fights on the undercard and SkySports will present the nights coverage on their “Sky Box Office” PPV network.
Anthony Joshua vs Wladimi Klitschko TV Coverage: Sky Box Office coverage for the big night on Saturday, 29th April 2017 starts with several undercard fights at around 18:00 uk time and the PPV is priced at around £19.95 / €24.95. In the co-featured event Scott Quigg takes on Viorel Simion for the WBA Featherweight title. Luke Campbell fights Darleys Perez, Katie Taylor continue her resurgense to the top of women boxing as she fights again this year against yet to be named opponent. Lawrence Okolie, Joe Cordina and Josh Kelly are also in action in their respective fights.
|United Kingdom||Sky Box Office (PPV)|
|United States||Showtime & HBO|
Below is the fight night schedule of entire fight card leading up all the way to main-event between Joshua vs Klitschko.
|COVERAGE STARTS||06:00 pm uk time on SkySports 1 and Sky Box Office|
|PPV Encryption title||The coverage begins at 06:00 p.m uk time but it will go encrypted available for only PPV buyers at around 07:00 p.m uk time.|
|Undercard fight 1||Josh Kelly v TBA ( starts at around 06:30 p.m uk time)|
|Undercard fight 2||Joe Cordina v TBA (07:15 p.m uk time)|
|Undercard fight 3||Lawrence Okolie v TBA (08:00 p.m uk time)|
|Undercard fight 4||Katie Taylor v TBA (8:50 p.m uk time)|
|Undercard fight 5||Luke Campbell v Darleys Perez (09:40 p.m uk time)|
|Co-Featured||Scott Quigg v Viorel Simion (10:30 p.m uk time)|
|Main-Event||Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko (not before 11:30 p.m uk time)|
UK viewers can watch the fight live on Sky Box Office HD but they will have to pay around £19.95 for nights coverage on top of their monthly SkySports subscription. While US viewers can watch the fight live on Showtime regular channel (non-ppv).
Looking at the undercard and considering how historic this heavyweight bout could turn out to be you better splash the cash as this is one fight which is worth your dollars.