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BBC snubbed over Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk radio rights as fans face paying £25 to follow fight

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Published Time: 16.05.2024 - 21:40:17 Modified Time: 16.05.2024 - 21:40:17

No radio coverage in UK for biggest heavyweight bout in 25 years leaves fans facing prospect of paying to watch contest on TV Getty Images/Fayez Nureldine The BBC has been snubbed in its efforts to land the Tyson Fury-Oleksandr Usyk clash for Radio 5 Live as fans are instead forced to fork out £25 for pay-per-view

No radio coverage in UK for biggest heavyweight bout in 25 years leaves fans facing prospect of paying to watch contest on TV

: Getty Images/Fayez Nureldine

The BBC has been snubbed in its efforts to land the Tyson Fury-Oleksandr Usyk clash for Radio 5 Live as fans are instead forced to fork out £25 for pay-per-view. 

A failure to strike an agreement for the corporation’s popular boxing commentary team leaves the biggest heavyweight fight in 25 years without any UK radio coverage at all. 

“Unfortunately we have not been able to secure audio rights to this fight,” the corporation said as it emerged talks had stalled with deal-makers in Saudi Arabia. 

With no live coverage on the radio, those wishing to hear live round-by-round commentary will be forced to pay a £24.99 one-off fee via DAZN PPV, Sky Sports Box Office or TNT Sports Box Office. 

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