Watch Boxing in Australia
The world of professional boxing is in rude health, with major fights taking place across most weekends somewhere in the world. Each weight division seems to have a couple of major stars grabbing the headlines, meaning more must see fights than ever.
Watching elite fighters go head to head has been difficult for Aussie fight fans over the years. However, a new rights deal and the introduction of a specialist boxing streaming service will mean every major fight will be available live and on demand.
Boxing in Australia Streaming preview
Thanks to a new generation of shrewd promoters and a wealth of hard hitting talent, boxing has produced some of the most memorable sporting moments of the past 10 years. 2021 promises to be a huge year for the sport, with several major contests penciled in between the world’s best.
The fight game is full of colourful characters who are as engaging outside of the ring as they are brutal n it. The list of household names within the sport seems to be growing with every bout – from the likes of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in the Heavyweight division, to Mexican legend Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’ and our very own Tim Tszyu.
And it’s not just the boys that are in on the action. Ireland’s Katie Taylor is currently changing the landscape for women’s boxing along with American Claressa Shields and Amanda Serrano. The ladies are now sharing top billing with their male counterparts, something that seemed unlikely as little as ten years ago.
How to Watch Boxing in Australia
There are several ways to watch major boxing fights in Australia which we have detailed here below.
Stream Boxing on DAZN
DAZN has been a big part of the boxing live streaming market since 2016 and launched in Australia in December 2020. They work alongside some of the biggest boxing promoters from Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom in the UK to Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy in the US.
That means you get to see the likes of Anthony Joshua, Callum Smith and Gennadiy Golovkin in their latest bouts. This level of fighter usually fetches PPV prices, but DAZN has an introductory $2.99/month offer – which is pretty big news for fight fans!
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Watch Boxing on Main Event
Main Event has been the home of boxing for many years in Australia with broadcasts of major Pay Per View events. As well as boxing, Main Event also shows UFC and WWE PPVs. Events usually cost between $20-$60 depending on the popularity of the fighters on show, and can be accessed via Foxtel channel 521.
For those who don’t have access to Foxtel, there is another way to access Main Event without the need for a contract. Kayo Sports now offer Main Event PPVs via their platform, even if you don’t want to pay for a monthly subscription.
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Watch Boxing with Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra
Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra customers have access to weekly domestic boxing fights from around the world via Fox Sports (Sports HD Bundle), as well as the added option of Main Event PPVs. This means that even if you don’t fancy paying for the big events, you can still get a monthly dose of professional, championship level boxing.
Users can also stream content on the move using the Foxtel Go app which is free to download from Google and Apple stores – and is compatible with all major PCs, Mobiles and Tablets. If you don’t like the idea of a satellite installation, you may wish to check out Foxtel Now’s three-month discount offer that includes a Fox Sports Plan.
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Stream Boxing on Kayo Sports
Kayo provides all the same channels as Fox Sports thanks to their partnership with Foxtel. This means that you get access to regular boxing contests from Australia, the UK and US on a near weekly basis. You can also pay for Main Event PPVs through Kayo, even without a subscription, should there be a fight that takes your fancy.
Kayo currently offer a free 14 day trial so that you can sample a whole two weeks of their sports on a wide range of devices including PCs, Smart TVs, Games Consoles, Tablets and Mobile Phones. Basic $25/month (watch on two devices) or Standard $35/month packages are optional thereafter, which you are free to cancel at any time.
There’s also a number of great features on Kayo, such as No Spoilers, which hides results of a game you plan to watch later on demand. Split View will also be handy for sports fans this summer who want to watch multiple games (or sports) at the same time. For example, you can have Boxing and UFC live on one screen at the same time.
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Watch Boxing on Free To Air
There is currently no major boxing on free to air in Australia. To watch boxing in Australia you will need a subscription to one of the above providers. If this changes at a later date, all of the information will be available here.
Upcoming Fights (All Times AEDT)
|David Avanesyan vs Josh Kelly||LIVE: TBC||Sat, 30 Jan||DAZN|
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation and Chromecast with Google TV for optimal streaming
– Telstra TV: Yes – Split View not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models
– PS4 and Xbox One: Soon – App in development
– Apple TV: Yes – 4th Generation or higher
You can watch Boxing on your phone using either the Foxtel Go or Kayo Sports apps, which come free with respective trials and subscriptions.
You can watch boxing live this summer via Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Main Event and DAZN. There is no major live boxing on free to air.
Pay Per View boxing is available through Main Event in Australia. You can access Main event on Foxtel channel 521, or via the Kayo Sports platform.
You can watch and stream boxing live and free with Kayo Sports, who currently have a 14 Day Free trial.
You can stream boxing in Australia using both the Foxtel Go and Kayo Sports apps, which are available via Google and Apple stores.
There is currently no major live boxing on free to air at this moment in Australia.
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