'GR8 Britain Vs The World' - A BRITISH BOXING BONANZA!
SKY BOX OFFICE HD will show eight live title fights in one night, including Amir Khan's Las Vegas debut, on Saturday 11 December. The live Sky Box Office event, called 'GR8 Britain vs The World', features World, European, Commonwealth and British title fights in a nine-hour broadcast from the UK, Germany and the USA.
Article posted on 22.11.2010
Alongside Khan's defence of the WBA World Light-Welterweight title against Marcos Maidana, viewers will see British & Commonwealth champion Dereck Chisora challenge the World Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and a number of Britain's rising stars including Nathan Cleverly, Kell Brook and Olympic Gold medallist James DeGale against British Super-Middleweight champion Paul Smith..
The announced line-up features three international events:
· LAS VEGAS - USA: Amir Khan makes his Las Vegas debut and the third defence of his WBA Light-Welterweight Title when he faces hard-hitting Marcos Maidana of Argentina at the famous Mandalay Bay.
· MANNHEIM - GERMANY: Londoner Dereck Chisora faces the biggest test of his career when he challenges the WBO & IBF World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko at the SAP-Arena in Mannheim.
· LIVERPOOL - ENGLAND: The rising British stars include Young Boxer of the Year Nathan Cleverly, Olympic Gold Medallist James DeGale, world title hopeful Kell Brook and European Middleweight champion Mathew Macklin.
Sky boxing commentator, Jim Watt, said: "This is a great night of boxing to look forward to with titles being contested in three different countries, Amir Khan making his Vegas debut and Dereck Chisora challenging for the World heavyweight crown. After the success of the first Magnificent 7 bill in September this is also a great chance to see some of the fantastic British boxing talent that we have, on home soil, with the likes of Nathan Cleverly, James DeGale, Kell Brook and Matthew Macklin who all impressed so much last time out."
GR8 BRITAIN vs THE WORLD
SATURDAY 11 DECEMBER
LIVE ON SKY BOX OFFICE HD
Amir Khan v Marcos Maidana
[WBA Light-Welterweight title]
Wladimir Klitschko v Dereck Chisora
[WBO & IBF World Heavyweight title]
Nathan Cleverly v Alejandro Lakatus
[WBO Interim World Light-Heavyweight Championship]
Paul Smith v James DeGale
[British Super-Middleweight title]
Matthew Macklin v Ruben Varon
[European Middleweight title]
Kell Brook v Michael Clark
[WBO Intercontinental Welterweight Title]
Frankie Gavin v Dean Harrison
[WBO Intercontinental Light-Welterweight title]
Tony Bellew v Ovill McKenzie
[Commonwealth Light-Heavyweight title]
Available in HD or standard definition on Sky Box Office for £14.95 / 21.95 Euros from 8pm on Saturday 11 December. Further viewings at 9am, 1pm and 7pm on Sunday 12 December.
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