According to an official statement from BOXXER and Sky Sports, over two million viewers tuned in on Sky Sports to watch last Saturday's card at the sold-out 02 Arena in London, making it the most-watched women’s professional boxing show in UK history and setting a new audience record for a live women’s sport event on Sky.

The event was also screened in 150 countries worldwide, including ESPN+ in the United States, along with a live BBC Radio 5 Live broadcast.

Featuring two world title fights and some of the UK’s most exciting young fighters, the event produced numerous highlight moments. 

Two statistics particularly underline the seminal nature of the event in the context of women’s sport: 35% of ticket purchasers and 40% of the Sky Sports television audience were female, unprecedented percentages for a professional boxing event.

Two-time Olympic Gold medalist Claressa Shields became the first fighter in history to be crowned an undisputed champion for a three time, as she defeated Britain’s Savannah Marshall with a unanimous points victory.

Shields was handed the commemorative WBC Elizabethan Belt too, in tribute to the late Her Majesty Elizabeth II after the initial date for the undisputed world middleweight title fight was postponed due to a national period of mourning following the passing of the UK monarch. 

In the co-main event, Alycia Baumgardner defeated Mikaela Mayer to unify the world super featherweight titles. And three Team GB Olympic fighters extended their unbeaten professional records in front as Lauren Price, Karriss Artingtstall and Caroline Dubois showed off their skills.

BOXXER CEO Ben Shalom said: “It was a historic event. We staged something many thought wasn’t possible and it will go down in the history books. We hope it has set the stage for what is to come. 

“I want to thank Sky for their unwavering support for women’s sport and boxing. From a standing start, in just 12 months our partnership has achieved so much already and Saturday night culminated in a record-breaking event. 

“We believe in the power of boxing and the next generation. Our focus from day one has to bring inclusivity, innovation and entertainment to one of the oldest sports in the world. We want BOXXER to be a force for good within boxing and have a positive impact on repositioning the sport for its long-term health and success.

“For women’s sport this was truly iconic and we want to thank all the fans for the support along with everyone involved and, of course, all the fighters. We can now look forward to an extremely bright future and carry such positive momentum into the rest of the year with some huge fight nights ahead.”