Sky signs Matchroom deal for US bouts

Sky has sealed a rights deal with Matchroom Boxing that will allow the UK pay-television broadcaster to show the promoter’s US fight nights.

Sky will show 16 fight nights per year on a live and exclusive basis. The length of the deal was not disclosed.

Up to six bouts will be scheduled on each bill.

In 2015, Sky struck a deal to show 20 nights of UK boxing per year under a five-year deal with Matchroom to run from 2016 to 2021.

Last week, Matchroom announced an eight-year deal with digital sports media specialist Perform Group that will lead to the creation of a US-based joint venture, Matchroom Boxing USA.

Matchroom’s boxing stable includes fighters such as unified heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua (pictured).