Boxing matches are not always broadcast on TV. Because boxing is less popular here than in other countries, you often have to look for an international website to watch a boxing match. Unfortunately, even these are regularly blocked because you are not from the country where the website is offered.
Watching boxing abroad or in your home country with a VPN
With a Virtual Private Network (VPN) you can luckily watch your favorite matches on boxing websites. In some countries, there are even websites from which you can watch fights for free. So if you choose a VPN with servers in these countries you can also watch them for free.
When do you need a VPN to watch boxing?
Some boxing matches are on TV, others are not. In order to watch them anyway you need a VPN. In the following situations you will need a VPN to watch boxing:
- You want to watch a match for free and don’t live in the country where the match is available for free.
- You’re abroad and want to watch boxing on a channel from your home country.
- You are in your home country and the match you want to watch is geographically blocked in your home country.
- You have a subscription to an international boxing site like Showtime, but you’re not in America.
What does a VPN do
A VPN is software with accompanying servers that secures your Internet connection and protects your data from hackers and malicious parties. Through encryption your data becomes unreadable for others, then this data goes through a server of the VPN provider on the Internet. The VPN server ensures that there is communication with the website you want to visit. You use the Internet as you normally do, but now extra security measures are taken in the background. For more explanation on how this works you can visit our extensive article: VPN explained, what is a VPN and what do you use it for?
- VPN’s offer a great advantage for the boxing enthusiasts among us. This is because with a VPN you can also select that you want to connect to the Internet from another country. This means that you can be in your own country with your laptop, smartphone or tablet, but you can make it look like you’re actually in America.
- This allows you to still use some sites that you wouldn’t normally be allowed to view because you are in your own country. This gives you access to international PPV (pay per view) sites, but also sites where fights can be seen for free.
The best VPN’s for boxing
When watching boxing, it is especially important that you choose a VPN that has many server locations. Because the rights of boxing matches are not always bought by the same party, it often happens that the fights are broadcast in a different country. In addition, the speed of the VPN is important, because otherwise the online stream will falter.
It is better to avoid free VPN’s because they often have a speed limit, data limit or server limit. As a result, you cannot watch streams, can only watch a portion before the VPN automatically shuts down, or your speed is severely throttled. It is better to choose a paid VPN. These often have a free trial so you can still use them (temporarily) free of charge.
ExpressVPN for boxing
ExpressVPN is an extremely suitable VPN for boxing because of its speed and large server range. On top of that, ExpressVPN has software and apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Linux.
- ExpressVPN is free to try for 30 days because of its 30-day money-back guarantee. This is ideal if you want to watch a big boxing match once and don’t want to spend extra money on a VPN.
CyberGhost for boxing
CyberGhost is an extremely user-friendly VPN. This service is fast, has servers in most popular boxing countries and is extremely cheap for what it has to offer. CyberGhost is easy to install and has software and apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Linux.
- The price of CyberGhost is perhaps its most attractive point. After all, CyberGhost offers a 30-day money back guarantee and has a particularly low price.
IPVanish for Boxing
IPVanish is perhaps the fastest VPN at the moment. This makes this VPN extremely suitable for live streaming of boxing matches. The amount of servers and server locations of IPVanish are also very good.
- IPVanish has a 7-day money-back guarantee. So if you cancel the service right before an important boxing match, you can watch the match for free and then ask for your money back. That way you pay nothing at all to still be able to watch your match!
How to watch boxing online with a VPN
To watch boxing online you only need two things: a site where you can watch the boxing match (PPV or free, it can be both) and the VPN itself. All you have to do is install the VPN and select the right server and you can go directly to your favorite website to watch boxing. For installing a VPN, we ve written some tutorials to help you install it on different devices and operating systems.
Watching boxing for free with a VPN
Because boxing is a very popular sport, it is common that you can watch fights for free on certain websites or that a site has a free trial that allows you to watch a boxing match for free. These websites are not always accessible from your home
- With a VPN you can fortunately still be the boxing streams on these websites, because you can change your location through the VPN server. For example, if the match is broadcast for free on a website in Pakistan, you can easily visit it by selecting a Pakistani VPN server. Be careful not to end up on an illegal website.
- Although most VPN’s are paid, they often offer a free trial. This is sometimes in the form of a 30-day money back guarantee. This not only allows you to watch boxing for free through a website, but also the VPN doesn’t cost you any money. This is ideal if you only want to watch ééone match or multiple matches in a short time frame.
Boxing events and channels
To watch boxing you have to choose PPV from a website to see the fight. We have mentioned examples of paid channels and websites that can be seen regularly. We also here a short overview of upcoming boxing matches.
- RTL7 (Netherlands)
- Sky Sports (UK)
- DAZN (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, Japan)
- Showtime (America)
- ESPN (various countries)
- beIN SPORTS (different countries)
- HBO (America)
- Estrella TV (America, Spanish language)
- Box Nation (United Kingdom)