BT TV customers will be able to watch the Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez v Gennady Golovkin pay-per-view super-fight for free.
The contest, which sees two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world go head-to-head in Las Vegas in the early hours of Sunday, September 17, is being broadcast by BoxNation Box Office in the United Kingdom.
However, the fight will be available on BoxNation (channel 415) to BT TV customers at no extra cost. BT TV customers must have the sport package by 10pm on Saturday night to qualify.
BT Sport subscribers who access our channels via Virgin Media and Sky will need to visit www.boxnation.com for information regarding how to purchase the fight.
Kazakhstan’s Golovkin, who has an unbeaten professional record with 37 wins and 33 knockouts, will put his IBF, IBO, WBC and WBA middleweight titles on the line against Alvarez, whose only loss came against Floyd Mayweather.
The 35-year-old has blitzed his way through the division over the last few years, and out-pointed Daniel Jacobs in March having previously knocked-out the likes of Kell Brook, David Lemieux, Martin Murray and Matthew Macklin.
Golovkin has been chasing a big-money showdown with Mexican Alvarez for some time, however, and finally gets his wish when he takes on the 27-year-old this month.
‘Canelo’ comes into the contest on the back of seven straight victories and dominated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in his last bout.
The points defeat to Mayweather in 2013 remains the only blemish on his record, and Alvarez is well known to British fans having previously defeated Amir Khan, Liam Smith, Ryan Rhodes and Matthew Hatton.
The fight looks to be a genuine 50-50 match up on paper with all results looking possible before they enter the ring.
Alvarez v Golovkin tops off a fantastic night of boxing as it comes just hours after BT Sport’s latest Fight Night which will see Billy Joe Saunders defend his WBO world middleweight title against the highly-rated American Willie Monroe Jnr.
The former Olympian makes the second defence of his belt as he tops a bumper card from the Copper Box Arena in London’s Olympic Park.
Hard-hitting Anthony Yarde also features on the bill while heavyweight sensation Daniel Dubois will aim to maintain his perfect record as a professional as he challenges for the southern area title.