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The investment in a dedicated HD channel follows BoxNation's burgeoning success since its launch in , with the channel continuing to go from strength-to-strength.
Also featuring on the card will be former light-heavyweight world champion Nathan Cleverly, who makes his step up to cruiserweight, with WBO European super-middleweight champion Frank Buglioni and English welterweight champion Bradley Skeete also taking part. The Queensberry Promotions bill will be the first of many for the new channel, which will show all live fights in high definition, and will be available to all BoxNation subscribers on the Sky TV platform at no extra cost, providing they are already HD enabled.
The announcement comes following an incredible year for the channel, having delivered the world's biggest fights, including boxing icon Floyd Mayweather's record breaking showdown with Canelo Alvarez and Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao's sensational return against Brandon Rios in Macau last month.
The channel has grown at a remarkable rate and the obvious next step for us was to invest in an HD channel. Our subscribers had been calling for it, so we are thrilled to be able to offer this service to them.
It has been a truly fantastic year for BoxNation which has screened the biggest and best fights both domestically and worldwide. Our HD launch, starting early next year, will ensure the channel continues to flourish, as we look to lineup the best bouts of