Global sports provider, ELEVEN SPORTS, has secured LIVE and EXCLUSIVE rights to the upcoming world heavyweight title clash between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin in Portugal, Myanmar and Taiwan.
Taking place on Saturday 22 September inside a sold-out Wembley Stadium, Britain’s Anthony Joshua, unbeaten in 21 professional bouts, will defend his WBA, WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO belts when he faces 38-year-old Russian Alexander Povetkin.
“Anthony Joshua’s global reputation has risen to huge heights, and we are pleased to offer fans in Portugal, Taiwan and Myanmar this knockout fight on ELEVEN SPORTS.” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “This agreement builds on our commitment to delivering world-class, premium sports entertainment for fans and fits well into our diverse offer in these markets.”
“I’m delighted that ELEVEN SPORTS has secured the rights to air the World Heavyweight blockbuster clash between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin in Myanmar, Portugal and Taiwan,” said Eddie Hearn. “I believe this will be one of the biggest tests of AJ’s career. Last time AJ was at Wembley he produced one of the most dramatic fights and endings in the history of the sport and I expect this fight to be full of energy and drama - Povetkin is a Top 3 Heavyweight and extremely dangerous but in AJ I see the best heavyweight in the world today and I think we will see a major statement.”
It is expected that the ring walk will begin at around 10pm (BST) on Saturday 22 September with the fight starting shortly after. Fans in Portugal and Taiwan will be able to watch via Eleven Sports’ linear channels and OTT platform. In Myanmar, fans can watch on the MY SPORTS Facebook page, ELEVEN’s new sports service which already has over 500,000 followers in just two months.