How to Watch Boxing Live Streams For Free

Where and how to stream the most exciting prizefighting action online

Boxing is a tremendously popular sport around the world, with four major sanctioning bodies and dozens of minor ones, so the broadcast and streaming rights for boxing matches are extremely difficult to pin down. There is no one stop shop where you can catch every match, and free boxing live streams are almost unheard of outside of betting sites, but most fights are available to stream in one way or another.

While there is no one best source for boxing live streams, we have gathered together all the information you need to find what you're looking for.

Once you've checked out the instructions below and know how to find boxing streams, you can use this full boxing schedule for upcoming matches, including the fighters, locations, and streaming services when available.

Where Is the Best Place to Stream Boxing Matches?

Boxing isn't a monolithic thing, as there are a lot of sanctioning bodies and promotions that interact on different levels. Due to that complexity, the live streaming picture for this sport can be hard to wrap your head around. HBO was the main source for Boxing live streams in the past, but their exit from the field created even more complexity and confusion.

Here are the main broadcasters that stream live boxing matches:

  • ESPN: This broadcaster has partnered with Top Rank, a boxing promotional company, to air more than 50 matches each year. To watch most of these matches, you need a cable subscription that includes ESPN. Some matches are available only through the internet-only ESPN+ streaming service. Some ESPN+ matches are pay-per-view, meaning you need the subscription and also have to pay for the individual match.
  • Fox Sports: This network has a deal with the Premier Boxing Champions promotion to air a number of matches each year on Fox, Fox Sports 1, and Fox Deportes.
  • DAZN: This service is a little different from the other broadcasters that own boxing rights. Instead of being a traditional broadcaster that also streams, DAZN is a subscription-based service that specializes entirely in live streams. It has a deal with the Matchroom Sport promotion among others.
  • Showtime: This premium cable network features matches from the Premier Boxing Champions promotion among others. Many of their events are pay-per-view, meaning you need to subscribe to Showtime and pay for the match to stream it.

With its long-term Top Rank deal, ESPN probably streams more boxing matches than anyone else, but the numbers vary from one month to the next. DAZN is an interesting option though, since it charges a monthly fee and no pay-per-view fee for individual matches.

Fox Sports and Showtime also have the rights to a lot of great matches, especially since HBO walked away from boxing.

Live Streaming Boxing on ESPN and ESPN+

If you just want to watch some great boxing live streams, and you don't care about specific matches or really require access to every single match, ESPN typically has more boxing live streams in any given month than any of its competitors.

Cable and satellite television subscribers are able to live stream boxing matches on the WatchESPN website without paying anything above and beyond their regular bill, except for pay-per-view matches. Cord cutters can also gain access to ESPN through a number of streaming services.

ESPN+ is a separate service that isn't connected to the ESPN cable channel. While it is accessed through WatchESPN, you don't automatically get access with your cable subscription. Some ESPN+ matches are pay-per-view, meaning you have to pay for the match in addition to the subscription.

Here's how to live stream soccer through WatchESPN:

  1. Navigate to WatchESPN.com.

  2. Locate a boxing match, and click the Play button.

    A screenshot of ESPN with a boxing match.
  3. Select your television provider, and provide your login credentials if prompted.

    A screenshot of ESPN.
  4. If your video doesn't start playing automatically, return to WatchESPN and click the Play button again.

  5. If the match you want to watch is an ESPN+ game, it will say ESPN+ in the upper left of the card. To watch one of these matches, you can get started by clicking the Play button.

    A screenshot of an ESPN+ boxing match.
  6. Click START MY 7 DAY FREE TRIAL, and follow the on-screen prompts to sign up.

    A screenshot of ESPN+ and a boxing match.

    You will have to provide credit card information, but you won't be charged if you cancel your subscription within seven days.

  7. Return to WatchESPN, locate the ESPN+ soccer game you want to watch, and click the Play button again.

If it's a pay-per-view match, you will be prompted to pay for the match even if you're still on your free trial.

How to Stream Boxing on Fox and FS1

Fox airs at least 10 prime time boxing matches each year, and about a dozen more air on FS1 and Fox Deportes. If you want to catch these matches, and you have access to cable or satellite television login credentials, you can stream through the Fox website.

Here's how to stream boxing matches through Fox.com:

  1. Navigate to Fox.com.

  2. Click TV Provider Sign In in the upper right corner.

    A screenshot of fox.com
  3. Select your television provider.

    A screenshot of the Fox tv provider selection page.

    If you don't see your provider, click See All Providers. There are some providers that don't work with Fox, but most do.

  4. If prompted, enter your cable or satellite login credentials. Then click Continue.

    A screenshot of Fox.com
  5. Click Live TV & Schedule.

    A screenshot of fox.com
  6. Click the boxing match you want to stream.

    A screenshot of the Fox tv guide.

Boxing matches will be listed in the local Fox channel row, the FS1 row, or the Fox Deportes row. If you don't see any boxing matches, return when a boxing match is set to air.

Live Streaming Boxing on DAZN

The next best option for watching boxing live streams is DAZN, which is a subscription-based online streaming service. This is a great service if you're a cord cutter, since it doesn't require a subscription to cable or satellite television. It also provides access to a lot of content that you can't get from television streaming services

How to Stream Boxing on Showtime

Showtime offers a streaming service called Showtime Anytime, which is available exclusively to Showtime subscribers. If you have a Showtime subscription, you can use it to access Showtime Anytime and stream any boxing match that Showtime airs.

Television Streaming Services That Include Boxing

If you're a cord cutter without access to a cable or satellite subscription, you can watch live television through television streaming services. That means you can live stream any boxing match that's broadcast on ESPN, Fox, Showtime, or any other channel, as long as you choose a streaming service that includes that channel. These services work on your computer using a web browser, but they also have phone apps, and many of them also work on game consoles and streaming devices.

Here are the two best options for boxing live streams:

  • Hulu with Live TV: This service provides the widest access to Fox, and it also has FS1 and ESPN. If Fox isn't available in your area, try a different service.
  • YouTube TV: Fox is widely available through this service, and both FS1 and ESPN are included as well.

Other streaming services will also work, but Hulu and YouTube offer the widest coverage for Fox, and some services like fuboTV don't include ESPN. Most streaming services also include the option to add Showtime for an additional monthly charge.

How to Watch Free Boxing Live Streams

The only legitimate way to watch free boxing live streams is through betting sites, where they make their money primarily through the users placing bets. Even then, some betting sites have a pay-per-view charge for popular matches.

Betting sites are typically blocked in areas where they aren't licensed to operate, so you may need to install a virtual private network (VPN)

Free Online Sports Websites to Stream Boxing

If you've tried all the streaming options that we presented above, and nothing works for you, then the last place to look is at websites that aggregate links to unofficial boxing streams. These sites aren't official, so never provide your credit card information in exchange for access. They also tend to rely on intrusive ads, so consider installing a good ad blocker and antivirus software before visiting.

Here are some sites that usually host boxing live streams from around the world:

  • Stream2Watch
  • FromHot
  • Bosscast
  • Cricfree