Sky Sports Box Office HD have won the rights to stage the upcoming world heavyweight title clash between Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury on October 24.
As reported by WBN last month, Boxnation pulled out of the running n a surprising move despite having a previous agreement with Fury to screen his last three fights. The decision left Sky as the only network left with the monetary clout to secure the biggest UK fight in the top division since David Haye defeated Dereck Chisora back in 2012.
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, Germany.
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.