ITV Box Office – James DeGeale v Chris Eubank Jr Pay-Per-View broadcast details. Build-up from 6pm on Saturday February 23, 2019 on ITV4, ITV Box Office broadcast from 7pm. This is an ITV Sport production for ITV Box Office
Mark Pougatch hosts exclusive live action on ITV Box Office as James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr clash at London’s O2.
The Super Middleweight match will take place against a backdrop of hostility between two fighters who have long made no secret of their mutual dislike and are relishing the prospect of settling their differences in the ring.
The fight will be shown exclusively live on ITV Box Office and features a full undercard including Lee Selby’s big ring return against Omar Douglas, a heavyweight collision between Commonwealth Champion Joe Joyce and challenger and Former World Champion Bermane Stiverne and the British Light-Heavyweight Title Eliminator between Andre Sterling and Ricky Summers.
As a bonus for fight fans who purchase the DeGale v Eubank Jr package, later in the evening ITV Box Office will feature live coverage of the WBC Super Middleweight title fight between Anthony Dirrell and Avni Yildirim. All the action from this clash will come live from Minneapolis, Minnesota as the channel returns to air at 3am following the conclusion of DeGale v Eubank Jr.
Meanwhile, legendary boxing International Hall of Fame ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr has been confirmed as the master of ceremonies for the evening.
Joining Mark Pougatch on ITV Box Office for expert analysis is former Super Middleweight world champion George Groves, with commentary from Ronald McIntosh and Duke McKenzie, and reporting from Gabriel Clarke.
The DeGale v Eubank Jr fight is the first major UK event of the new deal between ITV and Haymon Sports’ Premier Boxing Champions.
Late last year, ITV announced a ground-breaking new deal with Haymon Sports and Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) to bring exclusive coverage of exciting PBC world-class boxing events to ITV viewers and fight fans in the UK.
The unique collaboration is the first time that Haymon Sports and PBC has partnered with a UK broadcaster to stage boxing events regularly in the UK. The exclusive three-year deal will guarantee a minimum of 15 televised events each year, drawing from PBC’s unrivalled group of over 160 of the best boxers in the world, which includes more than 60 current and former world champions in matches staged both in the UK and the US. PBC, the sports’ pre-eminent boxing brand, is broadcast over cable and network television in the United States.
The world-class action from events for the next three years will include free-to-air broadcasts on ITV’s channels, including ITV main channel and ITV4 and ITV Hub, and will also include pay per views on ITV’s PPV channel, ITV Box Office.
This new deal for boxing adds to ITV Sport’s portfolio of first class events, which includes exclusive free to air coverage of the England football team’s qualifiers for both the European Championship and World Cup, the 6 Nations and exclusive coverage of the Rugby World Cup, UK horse racing, the Tour de France and the French Open.