A peak Sky Sports in-home audience of 1.05 million saw Chris Eubank Jr knock down Liam Williams three times in the opening four rounds before going on to secure a unanimous points win in Cardiff, while Claressa Shields added the WBF middleweight crown to her WBA, WBC and IBF titles
Chris Eubank Jr’s walkout was met with boos from the Welsh crowd ahead of his highly-anticipated fight with Liam Williams
Over one million viewers tuned in to see Chris Eubank Jr’s victory over Liam Williams in what was the first fight in a blockbuster month of boxing on Sky Sports.
Eubank Jr knocked down Liam Williams four times before going on to secure a unanimous points win in their grudge middleweight contest at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff at the weekend.
Saturday’s Fight Night – the first in partnership with BOXXER in 2022 – also saw Claressa Shields successfully defend her IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight titles with a unanimous points win over Ema Kozin.
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The average audience of 585,000 surpassed both Anthony Joshua’s 2015 bout with Gary Cornish as well as the fight between Amir Khan and Samuel Vargas in 2018 with a peak audience of 1.05 million on the night.
“Our audience is growing, and we couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come “
Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall had to separated as a war of words erupted between the pair in Cardiff following Shields’ fight
BOXXER promoter, Ben Shalom, added: “BOXXER and Sky are committed to growing the sport and making boxing accessible.