The cheapest way to watch boxing

Find out where you can watch the biggest fights for knockout prices.

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With Tyson Fury back in the game and Anthony Joshua straining to prove he’s the best in the business, boxing is as exciting as ever.

And it’s never been easier to watch either. You can take in plenty of small fights on YouTube for free or pay a bit to see the big name showdowns.

In this guide we look at where on TV you can see the major bouts and explain how to see them for less.

Where can I watch boxing in the UK?

Most of the stellar bouts are shown on either Sky Sports or BT, with the really big contests generally being pay per view.

This means, even if you’re a Sky Sports or BT Sport customer, you’re going to have to pay a one-off lump sum if you want to watch a big fight night on Sky or BT Box Office.

Yet plenty of showdowns are available to watch on Sky and BT’s standard sports channels too.

Boxing on Sky

You can catch plenty of title fights on Sky Sports Action or Sky Sports Main Event. Below we look at how you can get these channels for the best price.

Buying Sky Sports with broadband

One main way you can slash your Sky Sports’ viewing costs is by buying a broadband and TV combo package.

If you opt for a combo deal then Sky and TalkTalk generally offer the best rates.

Buying Sky Sports through NOW TV

Maybe you’re locked in to a long term broadband deal? If so NOW TV is your next best bet. When you buy a daily, weekly or monthly Sky Sports Pass you get access to all 11 Sky Sports channels.

So you’ll be able to watch hours of boxing on your TV, laptop, mobile or tablet.

A word to the wise though – if you’ve already got a TV agreement with Sky, Virgin, TalkTalk or BT it’ll probably be cheaper to simply add Sky Sports as an add-on to your existing deal.

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Buying Sky Sports for mobile-only

Happy to just watch the boxing on your mobile? If you don’t care about viewing it on the big screen you can get a monthly NOW TV Sky Sports Mobile Pass.

These are cheap as chips and give you access to Sky Sports Arena.

Boxing on BT

BT occasionally has boxing nights on BT Sport 1 or BT Sport Ultimate. Below we look at how you can get the cheapest deal possible.

Buying BT Sport through EE

You can get a really cut-price BT deal by signing up to a monthly EE mobile plan. In fact, all new customers get three months of BT Sport completely free.

After this you can keep a “mobile-only” BT Sport app by paying £10 a month or pay £15 to keep watching boxing on your big screen at home.

For those of you who are happy to watch fighters sparring on your mobile, an EE “Smart Plan” offers great value for money too.

Through BT

Maybe you’re looking for a new broadband deal? If so then you can save on BT Sport by taking out a BT Broadband and TV combo package.

You can generally get a BT “starter + broadband + BT Sport” package for less than £40.

Through other providers

If you already have a TV deal with BT, Sky, Virgin or TalkTalk then you should call your provider and ask how much it will cost to get BT Sport.

Adding BT Sport to your existing TV package will probably be the cheapest option.

The EE deal is such good value though, it may work out that getting a new phone contract offers the best value for money.

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