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Bellew-Chilemba Undercard To Get Sky Sports Play

British boxing’s brightest talents will fight live on Sky Sports via the red button for the first time at the Echo Arena in Liverpool next Saturday (March 30) in Betfair’s ‘No Retreat, No Surrender’.

Fight fans can access the action from 7pm on Sky Sports 1HD as Britain’s hottest hopes strut their stuff before the main events come into focus from 9pm.

Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is excited by the innovation from Sky Sports and believes both the fans and the fighters will be the winners as the undercard stars in Merseyside get the chance to shine.

“I’m delighted to be part of this ground-breaking move with Sky Sports,” said Hearn. “Every show we do is packed with action and it’s impossible to broadcast all these great fights within the transmission time. It’s imperative that our young stars get the desired exposure and that the boxing community can watch and be a part of their progression. Boxing fans needn’t leave their sofa from 7pm to midnight next Saturday!”

Tony Bellew tops the bill in his crunch WBC light heavyweight World title eliminator against Isaac Chilemba, with the chief support provided by the fight of the year rematch between Derry Mathews and Anthony Crolla, who clash for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title.

Rocky Fielding defends his English super middleweight title against Wayne Reed while Olympic captain Thomas Stalker boxes in his hometown for the first time as a pro.

Tickets for Betfair’s ‘No Retreat, No Surrender’ at the Liverpool Echo Arena on March 30 are on sale now priced £30, £40 and £60 from the Echo Arena on 0844 8000 400 and www.echoarena.com . £100 ringside and £150 VIP tickets are available from Matchroom Boxing on 01277 359900 and at www.matchroomboxing.com .

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by wja1966 on 03-23-2013

Its about time sky has started doing this as usually the fights of the night are usually the lower undercard fights

Comment by mattr on 03-22-2013

[QUOTE=komodo;13172813]This is no 'innovation' as Hearn is making out other cannels have been showing the whole undercard for some while now.[/QUOTE] Yep, other channels like BoxNation. Hearn has simply stolen this idea like a light-fingered thief in the night.

Comment by komodo on 03-22-2013

This is no 'innovation' as Hearn is making out other cannels have been showing the whole undercard for some while now.

Comment by fladz on 03-22-2013

It's a good idea, surprised they didn't do it years ago.

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