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BBC Radio 5 Live signs deal with Matchroom Boxing

BBC Radio 5 Live signs deal with Matchroom Boxing
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BBC Radio 5 Live agrees a broadcast deal with Matchroom Boxing for coverage of three fight nights in the coming weeks.

BBC Radio 5 Live has agreed a deal with Matchroom Boxing that will see it cover three big fight nights over the coming weeks.

The coverage begins this Saturday with Kid Galahad and Jazza Dickens fighting for the vacant IBF World Featherweight title, while the following week Joshua Buatsi takes on Ricards Bolotniks for the WBA International Light-Heavyweight title.

The station will also broadcast Josh Warrington's fight against Mauricio Lara of Mexico on Saturday, September 4, live from Headingley Stadium in Leeds.

"BBC Radio 5 Live Boxing has provided superb live coverage of some colossal fights over this past year, with many more to come," said Louise Sutton, 5 Live Sport Editor.

"This deal with Matchroom confirms another series of thrilling nights of action for fans to enjoy. We're delighted to be providing UK boxing fans with live free-to-air coverage of each head-to-head, alongside expert analysis, opinion and some special guests."

The coverage starts this Saturday at 10.30pm on 5 Live and the BBC Sounds app.

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