According to The Daily Mail’s Jeff Powell, Sky Sports Boxing Office HD are set to win the rights to stage the upcoming world heavyweight title clash between Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury.
In a surprising move, BoxNation, the channel that have shown Fury’s last three fights, have pulled out of the running to leave Sky the only network left with the clout to secure the biggest UK fight in the top division since David Haye v Dereck Chisora in 2012.
Powell writes that Sky are now set to charge £19.95 on their pay-per-view platform for fans to watch how the clash unfolds from the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf on October 24.
Fury, 25, challenges the formidable Ukrainian in his first world title bout as the former British, Commonwealth and European champion aims to become the first opponent in over a decade to defeat the current four-belt title holder.
Victory over Chisora in November nailed down the chance for Fury, who goes into the encounter as a massive underdog to relieve ‘Dr Steelhammer’ of his championships.
Veteran Klitschko, who will be 40 in March of next year, recently signed a new five-fight deal with RTL in Germany, whilst HBO in America have also purchased the rights to screen the contest in an afternoon showing.