Katie Taylor's fight tonight to be streamed free on Facebook and YouTube 11 months ago

Katie Taylor's fight tonight to be streamed free on Facebook and YouTube

Excellent news all round, sure.

Katie Taylor's fight against Miriam Gutiérrez today will be available to stream online for free.

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The undefeated Bray champion's fight, taking place later tonight (Saturday, November 14), will be available to watch for free on Sky Sports' social channels.

The move comes as part of a bid to increase viewership on women's sporting events by making them more accessible to the public.

Terri Harper's super-featherweight defence against Katharina Thanderz and Rachel Ball's title fight against Jorgelina Guanini will also be available to stream online from 7pm.

"As part of Sky Sports’ commitment to women’s sport – first announced back in March – the move comes with the aim of ensuring elite women’s sport is more easily accessible to the public through both increasing its existing coverage and by strengthening its digital output," said the broadcaster. 

Promoter Eddie Hearn added that the move will help the sport "push women's boxing where it needs to be.

"The momentum of the last few years led by Katie Taylor has been special to watch but we have still got a long way to go," he said.

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"Nights like Saturday change the narrative of the sport, and as I have said before, it’s not men’s boxing and it’s not women’s boxing, it’s just boxing. Katie Taylor is a trailblazer and it is only right that she headlines this card on Saturday on a moment that we have all been working towards for a very long time."

This is the first time that a triple header of women's world title fights has been available to watch live online for free.

Adam Smith, Sky Sports Head of Boxing Development, said that the world-first will hopefully encourage more people to support women's boxing.

"We've been with Katie from the beginning of her professional journey and are proud to be a part of the boom we're seeing in women's boxing," he said. "Through live streaming the action, we are able to bring more boxing fans closer to the hard-hitting action than ever before with this world first."

You can tune into Taylor's fight tonight over on Sky Sports' social channels here. 

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