Khan Bout Pulled from Sky Sports Following Downgrade

April 11, 2011

English boxer Amir Khan’s management team has withdrawn from Sky Sports plans to screen Khan’s fourth world light-welterweight defence against Paul McCloskey.

According to media reports, viagra the Amir Khan team is now seeking an alternative station to broadcast the fight, just 5 days before the bout is scheduled, this Saturday, April 16. 

A spokesman for Sky Sports said: “The Khans have refused the offer to move from Sky Box Office to Sky Sports 3. It does not mean we will no longer have ties with them.”

Last week Sky downgraded the fight from a pay-per-view event, to Sky Sports 3, after a number of withdrawals from the undercard, making the contest free to regular subscribers.

As a result of the downgrade however, Khan’s fee would have been cut a reported 80 per cent, a loss of nearly £1m (US$1.6m).

Khan’s remaining fee is believed to stand at around £250,000 ($400,000) for facing the European champion McCloskey.