If you love watching boxing, you’ve probably been looking for a way to watch boxing on your smartphone. The power, the aggression, the animal instincts – there’s nothing quite like boxing. Our most basic sport is still one of the most captivating, with hundreds of millions of viewers tuning in for the classic bouts.
Most of us love to watch sports on our phones now, with streaming services becoming the go-to way for many fans to get their fill, and boxing is no different.
With some incredible boxing matches, like the Joshua-Ruiz rematch coming up in the next few months, here are a few of the best ways for you to get access to high-quality boxing action when you’re on the go.
How to Watch Boxing
With boxing (and other fighting sports) being a bit different than more ‘regular’ sports like football or basketball, it can be a bit different to get access to a live-streaming service for the fights you want to watch.
It works like this – in most countries, a bidding process takes place to decide who has the rights to show each individual fight. In practice, this means that if you want to watch a particular fight (without streaming it illegally), then there will only be one provider.
Although this isn’t true for every country and for every fight, it is true most of the time, especially in the US and the UK. Luckily, these providers are often the same, meaning you can get a subscription that will (usually) mean you can watch all the big fights.
Watch in the UK
In the UK, the big streaming service for live fights at the moment is BT Sport Box Office, although Sky also gets some of them.
BT Sport is available through both their website and app and is free if you already have the appropriate TV package at home. However, fights are Pay Per View (PPV) and are normally priced between £12 and £25. The app is available for iOS and Android devices.
Better yet, BT Sport can be included as an add-on to your Sky, Virgin, or PS4 package
Other fights can be streamed directly through Sky – or more specifically, Sky GO. Sky GO is their online/app-based streaming service and is also available via NowTV for short term passes. The app is available for iOS and Android devices and is easy-to-use.
Watch in the US
The home of fights stateside is ESPN, or more specifically ESPN+ – their streaming service. With most major boxing bouts and all the UFC Fight Nights, it is rapidly becoming the go-to option for fight sports in America.
The best bit about it is that it weighs in at a very affordable $4.99/month, making watching boxing cheap, as well as exciting, in the USA.
Watch Boxing Elsewhere
To watch in other countries, check the specific requirements for your home country, as they can vary significantly.
Alternatively, use a VPN to access one of the services above.
Whilst some people claim boxing today is very different from its Ali and Tyson heyday, there are some incredible athletes stepping into the ring. Keep up on all the action, all the time, with one of these services, and watch at your convenience wherever you are.