Enjoy ringside seats from the comfort of your own couch!
If you have a couch in your house and are a subscriber to Suddenlink, you’re just a TV remote click away form the best boxing matches only found on Pay-Per-View. It’s round to round coverage of the hard hits, stunning take downs, and ultimate wins.
Feel the tension as the boxers enter the ring, shake hands and the referee signals for the bell to ring. You’ll be right there, or at least feel like it because Pay-Per-View gives you the best boxing entertainment live, close-up and from the comfort and privacy of your home. Pay-Per-View on Suddenlink is your ticket to boxing match ups that make sporting history.
Watch today’s superstars and tomorrow’s champions as they punch, claw, jab and sweat their way to the ultimate win: a title championship. You win too because you don’t miss on second of the action with Pay-Per-View from Suddenlink.
Now entering the ring: the first known boxer.
In boxing, the most effective piece of equipment used are your fists. It’s a pure sport of man verses man (and woman verses woman, too). The boundaries are set by ropes that enclose a ring where two opponents test each other’s strength and willpower to out think and out fight their opponent.
Boxing is not a new sport. It’s been around for thousands of years. In fact, boxing dates back to ancient Egypt around 3,000 B.C. It was a time when the Olympics started, and the winners weren’t rewarded with medals. They were rewarded with their life being spared. It was especially true for Gladiators where their ring was the colosseum. Sometimes they fought men. Other times they fought animals. No matter who or what they were fighting, it was a wild flurry of excitement that kept the emperor and his subject cheering. If one opponent fell to the ground, the emperor would give the thumb down to end the match and the life of the fighter.
While those fights didn’t last forever, more modern match ups lasted more than just a few hours. In 1893, one epic boxing match up went 110 rounds. It was fought between two tough men by the names of Andy Bowen and Jack Burke. Talk about going the distance. What’s more, there was no victory for either boxer. The judges decided it was a draw so these men walked away with nothing to show for their superhuman efforts except for banged up bodies.
As the modern Olympic took shape, the 1904 games brought some more formal rules, time structures and weight classes to the sport. From round one the sport was a hit, literally. Who took the most gold medals? The United States of America. American fighters not only won every weight class, they won the respect of boxing fans everywhere.
While boxers use their fists in the ring, it’s often their heads that take the brunt of the punishment during a match. In research conducted using 70 elite boxers, it was found that these fighters could throw punches that delivered an average of 776 pounds of force. One study had the hardest hitter pounding out an average of 1,300 pounds of force. Ouch!
In 1985, a study of WBC heavyweight champ Frank Bruno, measured his cannon ball like jabs at 920 pounds of raw force. How hard is that? Enough to push an opponent's head at a rate 53 times the force of gravity. With all that said, it’s unbelievable (actually, mind blowing) to think that mandatory helmet protection wasn’t put into place until the 1984 Olympics.
When the referee says to the boxers, “Let's have a clean fight, touch hands, back to your corners,” you know fight night has started.
If you enjoyed learning that previous bit of boxing education and historical insights, you could be even smarter if you ordered Pay-Per-View on Suddenlink for the next big upcoming fight. You won’t have to dread spending endless amounts of time waiting to get into the fight since there are no lines with Pay-Per-View.
In fact, there’s no long wait for food the bathroom or finding a parking spot because you never have to leave your house (unless you have to drive over to get a carry out pizza). That’s not only convenient, it also gives you ringside seats to catch every detail of the fighters round after hard hitting round.
You can see boxers such as Alvarez, Canelo, Wilder, Pacquio, Spence, Mayweather, Broner, McGregor as well as Terence Crawford. These are the big names in the biggest fights that boxing can deliver only on Suddenlink pay per view. You might be at home, but with Pay-Per- View you’ll be in the center of the boxing excitement from venues such as Caesars Palace in Las Vegas or Madison Square Garden in New York City.
You win no matter the outcome since Suddenlink Pay-Per-View events are an affordable way to spend fight nights glued to your seat from home, not in a crowd of fans you can’t see over or from seats that feel like they are miles away from the action. It’s all brought to you in real time for real live Pay-Per-View action that covers boxing so close up you may forget you’re at home and not ringside.
That’s the advantage of live Pay-Per-View boxing entertainment on channels like Showtime and HBO. You won’t get that on DISH Network, trust us. That why boxing on Suddenlink’s Pay-Per- View knocks out the competition every time.
Maybe you enjoy watching other fight formats such as the UFC, WWE or WBA. We do, too. That’s why Suddenlink Pay-Per-View carries the top world championships of the fight scene. If the fights are in America are on the other side of the world in RIO, Japan, Germany or even Russia; you can be there instantly as well thanks to Suddenlink Pay-Per-View.
Pay-Per-View boxing has showcased the biggest names as they take home the biggest winnings.
There are a lot of on-demand boxing matches you want to watch. And on your must-see list is probably “combat sports.” What would happen if you paired up combat sports with professional boxing? This did take place when UFC legend from Ireland, Conner McGregor and the United State boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather, came face-to-face in the ring on August 26th, 2017. The winner’s prize was worth millions of dollars and took place as an audience of an estimated 23 million fans of boxing and UFC watched on Pay-Per-View.
The fight was done by round 10. The victor wasn’t the fast kicking UFC phenome McGregor like so many boxing analysts had predicted. Not even close. He went down like a rock in a knockout blow given by the deadly hands of Mayweather. Mayweather out-paced McGregor 170-111 in
punches landed, and 152-84 in the total count of power punches. And even though McGregor lost in the ring he won at the bank with fight winnings that added up to $100 million dollars.
Sure, that’s a big payday, but that was chump change to Floyd Mayweather (50-) career victories) who spent a little more than 30 minutes in the ring and left with $300 million bucks. That fight generated more than $600 million in revenue from a combination of Pay-Per-View purchases, ticket sales, sponsorships and merchandise.
Will there be a rematch in the near future that you can watch on Suddenlink pay per view? Fight fans sure hope so, but they may not get their wish since after the fight Floyd Mayweather was quoted as saying,” “I had to come straight ahead and give the fans a show. That’s what I gave them,” he said. “This was my last fight tonight, for sure.”
A flurry of insults won’t knockout a champion, but a sneaky right jab can do the job.
Boxers train day and often night to be a top contender. They also exercise their mouths as they talk smack about their opponents. The legendary Muhammad Ali said this about George Foreman back in 1974, "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see. Now you see me, now you don't.” Then there’s the powerhouse Mike Tyson who was quoted as once saying about an opponent, “I’m the best ever. I’m the most brutal and vicious, the most ruthless champion there has ever been. No one can stop me. My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I’m the ferocious. I want his heart!” These fighters backed their mouths with their fists. These are legendary stories you can see live on Suddenlink Pay-Per- View.
The rich history of boxing has given way to today’s fighters who go by the names of Vasyl Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs), Canelo Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs), Terence Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs), Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs), Naoya Inoue (18-0, 16 KOs), Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs), Errol Spence (25-0, 21 KOs) ... the list goes on. These are the legends in the making and the stars all the major sports channels such as ESPN and FOX talk about.
So, are you ready to rumble? Are you in need of boxers who fight for perfection in the ring? Are you ready to sit up close without leaving your sofa to watch the greatest fights of our time? Pay- Per-View from Suddenlink goes the distance for fans like you.
Don’t forget, the hard-hitting action taking place in the boxing ring (or in the UFC, WWE, and WBA ring) is always a click away on Suddenlink Pay-Per-View. Now you have a ringside seat from any seat, or sofa, in your house.