talkSPORT grabs exclusive boxing rights

talkSPORT has won exclusive radio rights for four major boxing events including the much-hyped rematch between David Haye and Tony Bellew.

talkSPORT will be the only place to listen to the match on UK radio as the heavyweights take to the ring on December 17 to settle the score once and for all.

The 27-year-old’s WBA and IBF heavyweight title defence will be accompanied by insight and analysis from the talkSPORT team throughout the evening.

talkSPORT’s season of boxing started with the Anglo-Scottish clash between former World Champions Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns along with exclusive coverage of the IBF and WBA Super World Bantamweight showdown between Ryan Burnett and Zhanat Zhakiyanov earlier this month.

Two-weight World Boxing Champion and Co-Promoter David Haye said: “After working with talkSPORT for my comeback last year, I’m delighted they will be broadcasting my rematch with Tony Bellew on Sunday 17th December. The partnership brings British fight fans close to the action – it’s set to be explosive!”

Liam Fisher National Radio controller, talkSPORT said: “We are hugely excited to be extending our commitment to live sport with these four fights. With the World Champion Anthony Joshua, David Haye, Tony Bellew and more we have some of the biggest and best fighters on talkSPORT. This complements our 500 live football games on talkSPORT and talkSPORT2 and we promise some heavyweight coverage across the station.”

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  1. Charlie Reynolds says

    So this is the end of the BBC’s era as the official radio broadcaster of boxing in this country then, is it? Because if it is, then I send my sympathies to the controllers of Radio 5 Live and of BBC Radio as a whole.

  2. Radio Geordie says

    Jab, Jab, Punch, Punch, cuddle. That’s pretty much every thing covered right there.

    I don’t know why they bothered. Its the one sport that never lives up to the hype.

    Here’s an idea though. If Five Live can commentate on Tennis and Golf, talkSPORT could have a crack at doing darts commentary.

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