The fight of Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua will show two American TV channels.
Two leading American TV channel HBO and Showtime agreed to show in the US championship match in the heavyweight division between Wladimir Klitschko and Briton Anthony Joshua.
Showtime will show the fight Klitschko – Joshua live stream, starting at 16:15 Eastern standard time, and the HBO – series, Prime-time evening hours.
This is a historic agreement for channels over the last 15 years, only two fights were shown from two channels – the Lewis-Tyson and Mayweather – Pacquiao. As for duels, which took place not in the U.S. it is the first case.
“I am so happy that our dear American TV partner Showtime and HBO have reached an agreement. This shows the value of our event on 29 April in Wembley arena,” said Klitschko Manager Bernd Boente.
“I am pleased to announce this historic agreement. I want to thank HBO and Showtime for their perseverance, which eventually led to the fact that the US will see our fight in the stadium in front of 90,000 passionate fans. Joshua – Klitschko – fight for the ages, and we look forward to the show,” said the British promoter Eddie Hearn.
We add that, according to the information Boxingscene, the agreement of the TV channels provides the opposite balance in the event of a rematch, HBO will show the Klitschko-Joshua II live and Showtime at the replay.
Recall, the fight between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko will take place on April 29 in London at Wembley stadium. Deontay Wilder will become the expert during the match.
Earlier iSport.ua reported that Klitschko is ready to help Joshua to return to the ring if he loses.