Callum Smith vs Nieky Holzken live stream: How to watch Boxing online and on TV
CALLUM SMITH will take on Nieky Holzken – and not Jurgen Braehmer – for a place in the World Boxing Super Series final against George Groves.
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Our guide on how to stream tonight’s big fight between Nieky Holzken and Callum Smith online
The event started at 7pm (UK time) and is taking place at the Arena Nürnberger Versicherung as part of the World Boxing Super Series.
The super middleweight semi-final WBC Diamond belt fight will sure to be a massive blockbuster night, with the winner set to face George Groves, who last weekend triumphed over Chris Eubank Jr.
Smith is highly fancied for the fight, with the 27-year-old in fine form in his recent bouts, but he will face tough opposition from his 34-year-old challenger, a last minute replacement after former WBO light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer pulled out of the fight due to injury.
With both fighters having laid waste to previous rivals in spectacular fashion, the fight is guaranteed to be explosive.
If you haven’t been lucky enough to get tickets for the match, don’t worry – there is still a way to keep up with the action online.
Here is our quick and easy guide for how to watch Holzken v Smith live online tonight from anywhere in the world. Whether you’re in the US, Canada, India, Italy or absolutely anywhere else with an internet connection, we’ll help you tune in for the event.
The Dutch fighter is a highly decorated kickboxer but switched to boxing in 2013 and has racked up 13 wins since then.
This is by far the biggest fight of Holzken’s career but the 34-year-old has told everyone that he is planning on ruining the party on Saturday by springing an upset.
So here’s how you can tune in to watch the action from Nuremberg.
Callum Smith vs Nieky Holzken TV channel
The super-middleweight clash is part of the World Boxing Super Series, a knockout tournament designed to crown the very best boxer in the division, Smith having already beaten Erik Skoglund to reach this stage.
The series has sold exclusive UK TV rights for the entire competition to ITV, who have put this show on their pay-per-view Box Office channel, available to Sky and Virgin customers as well as online.
How to buy Callum Smith vs Nieky Holzken
The fight will set viewers in the UK back £9.95 while viewers in the Republic of Ireland will pay €12.95.
Sky TV customers will only be able to buy the fight on their remote if they have already purchased a previous event through ITV Box Office. Otherwise an account will need to be set up online through itvboxoffice.com.
To watch ITV Box Office at home on your Virgin Tivo or Virgin TV V6 box, you can order the event by pressing Home or On-Demand on the remote control and going to “On Demand” and then “Live Events” then press the red button.
Customers will then need to choose the event, select “OK” and follow the on-screen instructions.
Callum Smith vs Nieky Holzken live stream
Customers without a satellite TV package can pay to watch the fight online through TVPlayer on laptop, desktop, mobile or tablet.
Playstation 4 owners can also purchase the fight through the Playstation Store.
Smith vs Holzken live stream and TV: How to watch ITV Box Office bout vs Nieky Holzken online
The 27-year-old Liverpudlian is off to Germany to face Nieky Holzken for the chance face Groves in a showdown worth a world title belt, the Muhammad Ali trophy and a large portion of $50m – original opponent Jurgen Braehmer pulled out this weekend with illness.
When is Smith vs Holzken, and what time does it start?
SMITH vs Holzken is on Saturday, February 24.
The fight will take place at the Arena Nurnberger Versicherung
The boxers are expected to begin their ring walks at 10pm, and we’ll bring you all of the action as it happens with SunSport’s live blog.
En route to the semi-final, Smith went the distance against Sweden’s Erik Skoglund at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
Meanwhile, Braehmer beat American Rob Brant convincingly with a unanimous decision in his hometown of Schwerin in Germany.
Smith’s WBC Diamond super-middleweigh belt will be on the line.
But the winner will face Groves for his WBA world title, after he beat Eubank Jr last weekend. The final is pencilled in for June 2.
How can I live stream Smith vs Holzken?
YOU can stream the ITV Box Office stream through tvplayer.com by clicking here.
It costs £9.95 for the stream.
TV Player note – this is a one off payment that allows access to the live stream of this event on the TV Player website and apps only. The broadcast is limited to a maximum of two streams per account.
This payment does NOT allow access to this event through any alternative TV or streaming service e.g. Sky, Virgin TV etc.
What TV channel will Smith vs Holzken be on?
ITV hold the rights to the World Boxing Super Series.
The fight is set to be a pay-per-view event and available through the ITV Box Office.
Smith vs Holzken costs £9.95 to order.