Sky Sports has today announced that it will make this Saturday’s Fight Night boxing – including undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor’s defence against Miriam Gutiérrez – available to all via multiple digital platforms.
Taylor’s lightweight bout against Spaniard Gutiérrez – as well as Terri Harper’s WBC super-featherweight defence against Katharina Thanderz and Rachel Ball’s WBA bantamweight title fight with Jorgelina Guanini – will be available to Sky Sports customers and non-subscribers alike, this Saturday from 7pm on the broadcaster’s YouTube and Facebook channels as well as on www.skysports.com.
As part of Sky Sports’ commitment to women’s sport – first announced back in March – the move comes with the aim of ensuring elite women’s sport is more easily accessible to the public through both increasing its existing coverage and by strengthening its digital output.
Adam Smith, Sky Sports Head of Boxing Development, said: “We’re delighted to be able to make Saturday’s triple-header of world title fights available to a wider audience to showcase some of the brightest talents in the sport. Through live streaming the action, we are able to bring more boxing fans closer to the hard-hitting action than ever before with this world first.”
Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom Sport, said: “This is more ground-breaking news that helps us push women’s boxing to where it needs to be. The momentum of the last few years led by Katie Taylor has been special to watch but we have still got a long way to go. Nights like Saturday change the narrative of the sport, and as I have said before, it’s not men’s boxing and it’s not women’s boxing, it’s just boxing. Katie Taylor is a trailblazer and it is only right that she headlines this card on Saturday on a moment that we have all been working towards for a very long time. The key is to give these great fighters the platform to become stars and achieve their dreams. Without the support from Sky Sports this would not be possible and I’m so happy that so many people will be able to watch Saturday’s event.”