Primetime TV has joined Virgin Media, one of Britain’s top tv broadcasters. Wladimir Klitschko’s heavyweight bout this Saturday against Eddie Chambers is to be followed by the more important match between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler in April.
Fans weren’t happy with the lack of availablity of Primetime TV, previously it was available on Sky TV. Boxing fans should now really get behind those companies trying to bring our great sport to our TV screens.
Press release from Primetime TV
When: 20th March 2010
What: Wladimir Klitschko (IBF, WBO) V Eddie Chambers
Super Six Group stage 2 and WBC super-middleweight title fight
When: 24th April 2010
What: Carl Froch (WBC) v Mikkel Kessler
Where: All on Primetime: Sky Channel 480 and now via Virgin On Demand > Live Events
Sport and events channel Primetime will now be available on Virgin TV via On Demand > Live Events.
Since Primetime launched on the Sky platform in October 2009 with the Super Six Super middleweight boxing tournament there has been great demand for Primetime to expand onto Virgin by both boxing fans and promoters alike. The deal sees Primetime’s reach expand by over a third.
The action begins on Virgin this Saturday (20th March at 8pm) with heavyweight title bout between ‘Dr Steelhammer’ Wladimir Klitschko and ‘Fast Eddie’ Chambers. Klitschko will defend his WBO and IBF heavyweight belts against American Chambers at Dusseldorf’s Esprit Arena in Germany.
With two belts on the line both men are going to be going for the big win. IBF, WBO and IBO champion Wladimir Klitschko is focused and determined to keep his belts in the Klitschko family.
He said this week: “After nine months off, I am eager to get back in the ring. I am very excited to fight in another soccer stadium, this one will hold more than 50,000 people. The atmosphere in the stadium will be fantastic. I am 33 years old and at the top of my athletic ability, I have never been so strong, fast, and experienced. Eddie is a very talented fighter and has a very difficult style, but I am well prepared to defend my titles. All four of my belts will stay in the Klitschko family.”
Then on 24th April Primetime will broadcast on both Sky and Virgin On Demand our very own WBC undefeated world champion Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch as he takes on Mikkel Kessler.
Speaking with Primetime Froch said: “I’m really pleased that the fight will now be shown on Primetime on Virgin. Not only does it increase the number of viewers who can now watch the fight but also Nottingham is mainly a Virgin broadband area so my home crowd can still catch all the action live from Herning.
“It makes for a humdinger. Kessler is going to be knocked out for the first time in his career, unless he’s a lot tougher than I already think he is.”