Based in the United Kingdom, the BT Sport network was originally launched in 2013. The network provides a group of sports television channels for fans to enjoy a variety of events. Among the sports offered is boxing which BT Sport has helped bring to channel viewers on a regular basis. For the most part, the channel is newer to the scene but is already packing a punch. Viewers in the UK and part of Ireland are able to watch boxing events through BT Sport television channels or by using their live streaming methods.
Although the sports network is still new, it’s already made strides in the presentation of boxing in a few years. In 2016, the network signed a major deal with Frank Warren to promote 20 UK boxing events each year on their channels. BT customers were also able to use BoxNation, another channel added to the group of available channels in the BT sports package. This channel provided viewers with additional ways to watch boxing matches each year. John Rawling and Barry Jones have provided commentary on the events with Paul Dempsey, Jamie Moore, and Steven Bunce helping to present the live fights.
In just 2017, Frank Warren was able to bring some impressive fighters and events to viewers. Some of the fighters that were featured on the channel included Liam Smith, Terry Flanagan, Josh Warrington, as well as the double Olympic champion Nicola Adams. BT viewers got to watch Flanagan defend his WBO lightweight championship against Petr Petrov, as well as Liam Williams challenge Liam Smith in a battle of middleweights. The professional debut for Nicola Adams also stood out amongst fights featured on the channel, and there’s certainly more on the way.
Among the fights presented in 2018 was the big homecoming for Mickey Conlan as he took on Adeilson Dos Santos. Also, Martin Murray went 12 rounds with Roberto Garcia in a fight which saw Murray win by unanimous decision. Fans also enjoyed Lee Selby vs. Josh Warrington in what the network’s Twitter called “an epic fight.” Warrington took the split-decision and the IBF featherweight championship with his victory.
How to View BT Sport
There is no current means to watch BT channels or events legally within the United States. The group of BT channels is available on various terrestrial, cable, satellite, and IPTV providers only within regions in the United Kingdom and part of Ireland. BT channels include Sky channel 413 (standard) and channel 867 (HD) as well as Virgin Media channels 527 (HD) and 531 (standard).
Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) providers include BT channels 408 through 411 for standard, and 430 through 433 for hi-definition. On Plusnet, viewers can find the channels from 408 through 410 in standard and 430 through 433 in hi-definition. TalkTalk TV channels 408 through 410 are the only place to find standard versions of the channels. For Elr Vision, the channels are found ranging from 422 to 424.
Streaming BT Sport
Customers who already have the channel as part of their television service can also watch the channels’ programming by live streaming online methods. To do so, customers can go to BT Sport website and log into the live BT player using their account ID and password.
Virgin TV customers can also watch the live streaming channel feeds. Current Virgin TV customers who have the channel can watch online by logging into the web portal at the https://virgintvgo.virginmedia.com website.
There is also a BT Sport app available for various devices. Viewers will need to download and install this app on their specific device to begin watching the live streaming programs. A log in may be required to use this particular live stream method.
The app is available at the Google Play Store, iTunes App store, and Microsoft’s Windows 10 app store. More details about the channel and live viewing methods can be found at their website.
BT Sport Box Office
BT added to its range of sports channels by making its entrance into the UK boxing pay-per-view market via BT Sport Box Office. The channel was first announced during BT Sport’s broadcast of Carl Frampton’s homecoming fight in Belfast on 18th August 2018. Three fights were announced for the platform, including Canelo vs. Golovkin II, Fury vs. Wilder (the pair of them facing off in the ring after Fury’s victory on the undercard) and Frampton himself against Josh Warrington.
The first fights shown on the channel were the Canelo vs. Golovkin II card from Las Vegas on 15th September 2018.
How much does BT Sport Box Office cost?
Tyson Fury’s heavyweight world championship fight with Deontay Wilder will cost viewers £19.95.
Do you need to subscribe to BT Sport to watch BT Sport Box Office?
No, you don’t need an existing BT Sports package to watch the fight. You will need access to a Sky, BT TV or Virgin box.
How to watch BT Sport Box Office
- Sky subscribers will be able to view the fight on channel 494 once purchased.
- How you pay for the fight will depend if you’re already a BT Sport customer.
- If you already subscribe to BT Sport via your Sky box, you’ll be able to buy the event by pressing the red button on channel 494 on the day of the fight.
- If you don’t currently subscribe to BT Sports, Sky customers will need to sign-up and pay online for the fight online here. You’ll need to have your Sky viewing card number ready.
Virgin Media TV Customers: You can order the fight by going to: On Demand > Live Events, then pressing the red button on your remote.
BT TV Customers: You can buy this event on your set-top box. Go to channel 494 or press the BT Player button on your remote and follow the on-screen instructions that appear.
Boxing on BT
Friday 18th January 2019
Jennings vs RivasBoxNation
Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States
12 Rounds @ Heavyweight
10 Rounds @ Featherweight
Saturday 2nd February 2019
Alvarez vs KovalevBoxNation
WBO World Light heavyweight Championship
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Vacant IBF World Lightweight Championship
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WBO World Featherweight Championship
12 Rounds @ Featherweight
10 Rounds @ Lightweight
Saturday 23rd February 2019
Bowen vs ClarkBT Sport 1
BBBOC British Super Featherweight Championship
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12 Rounds @ Super Featherweight