Spark Sport will venture into premium pay-per-view boxing this weekend with the highly anticipated fight between current WBC interim heavyweight title holder, Dillian Whyte and Russian heavyweight and former world champion Alexander Povetkin streaming exclusively to New Zealand on Spark Sport.
Customers can tune in on the Dillian Whyte vs Povetkin: Fight card from 6:00am Sunday morning with the headline fight set to take place at around 9:15am.
Head of Spark Sport, Jeff Latch says, “there have been a number of bouts since live sport came back after a lengthy pause, but this Sunday’s clash will be the most high-profile yet.
“This is our first foray into premium pay-per-view boxing and we’re expecting a large number of viewers due to it being such a high-profile fight. It has been touted as a bout that will go the full length in twelve rounds of boxing masterclass on display with the winner earning the right to fight Tyson Fury for the WBC’s heavyweight championship.
“In a unique proposition boxing fans wanting to stream the fight won’t have to subscribe to a Spark Sport monthly subscription and can simply register and pay a one off $29.99 cost – a price we think is highly competitive.
“Our Spark Sport platform continues to evolve and with just over 16 months in market this marks a key milestone in our product roadmap.”
• Super Middleweight - Jack Cullen v Zak Chelli
• Heavyweight - Alen Babic v Shawndell Winters
• Welterweight contest - WBO Global Title - Luther Clay v Chris Kongo
• Lightweight - Undisputed World Titles - Katie Taylor v Delfine Persoon
• Heavyweight contest - WBC Diamond & Interim Title - Dillian Whyte v Alexander Povetkin