Shields-Marshall is most watched girls’s struggle in historical past

London, England – (October 17, 2022) – Probably the most anticipated girls’s struggle of all-time is formally probably the most watched girls’s struggle of all-time.

Over two million viewers tuned in on Sky Sports activities to observe the historic BOXXER: Legacy occasion on the sold-out 02 Area in London on Saturday, fifteenth October, making it the most-watched girls’s skilled boxing present in UK historical past and setting a brand new viewers document for a stay girls’s sport occasion on Sky.

The ‘Battle of the Yr’ contender was additionally screened in 150 international locations worldwide, together with ESPN+ within the USA, together with a stay BBC Radio 5 Stay broadcast which aired to tons of of 1000’s of radio listeners.

Along with the 2m viewers who watched the stay occasion on Sky Sports activities, hundreds of thousands extra watched the build-up and motion throughout Sky Sports activities Boxing YouTube and Sky Sports activities TikTok stay streams.

That includes two world title fights and a number of the UK’s most enjoyable younger fighters, the occasion produced quite a few spotlight moments.

Battle followers who wish to relive the epic night time of historical past can watch full highlights of Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall on the BBC web site and on the Sky Sports activities Boxing official YouTube channel.

Two statistics notably underline the seminal nature of the occasion within the context of ladies’s sport: 35% of ticket purchasers and 40% of the Sky Sports activities tv viewers have been feminine, unprecedented percentages for knowledgeable boxing occasion.

American celebrity and two-time Olympic Gold medalist Claressa Shields turned the primary fighter in historical past to be topped an undisputed champion in three completely different events as defeated Britain’s Savannah Marshall with a unanimous factors victory in entrance of a sold-out enviornment at The O2.

Shields was handed the commemorative WBC Elizabethan Belt too, in tribute to the late Her Majesty Elizabeth II after the preliminary date for the undisputed world middleweight title struggle was postponed as a consequence of a nationwide interval of mourning following the passing of the UK monarch.

Within the co-main occasion, Alycia Baumgardner defeated fellow-American Mikaela Mayer to unify the world super-featherweight titles.And three Crew GB Olympic heroes prolonged their unbeaten skilled information in entrance of 18,000 followers as Lauren Worth, Karriss Artingtstall and Caroline Dubois shone in night time that can go down in boxing folklore.

BOXXER CEO Ben Shalom mentioned: “It was a historic occasion. We staged one thing many thought wasn’t attainable and it’ll go down within the historical past books. We hope it has set the stage for what’s to come back.

“I wish to thank Sky for his or her unwavering help for ladies’s sport and boxing. From a standing begin, in simply 12 months our partnership has achieved a lot already and Saturday night time culminated in a record-breaking occasion.

“We consider within the energy of boxing and the subsequent era. Our focus from day one has to carry inclusivity, innovation and leisure to one of many oldest sports activities on the planet. We would like BOXXER to be a pressure for good inside boxing and have a optimistic impression on repositioning the game for its long-term well being and success.

“For ladies’s sport this was really iconic and we wish to thank all of the followers for the help together with everybody concerned and, in fact, all of the fighters. We will now look ahead to a particularly vivid future and carry such optimistic momentum into the remainder of the yr with some big struggle nights forward.”

The following struggle on Sky Sports activities shall be headlined by Natasha Jonas world title unification struggle with Maire-Eve Dicaire on Saturday, twelfth November in Manchester.

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Press launch courtesy of Boxxer.

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