Aussie boxing star Tim Tszyu and worldwide megastar Conor McGregor headline 2 must-watch events this July.
Undefeated Australian boxer Tim Tszyu continues his quest for a world title in Newcastle on 7 July against last-minute replacement, Steve Spark. Original opponent Michael Zerafa pulled out a week before the bout, with the likeable Spark agreeing to step in.
Then on 11 July AEST, Conor McGregor will chase redemption once more when he steps back into the Octagon. Dubbed “the final chapter”, McGregor will face Dustin Poirier for a third time.
In a great result for Australian fans of combat sports, both enormous events can be accessed via Main Event and also through Kayo Sports.
Tszyu vs Spark is being held at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre – dubbed the Tszyucastle Entertainment Centre such is Tszyu’s popularity in the city – and it sold out within minutes when tickets went on sale.
Tszyu is putting his 18-0 record on the line against 24-year-old compatriot Spark. Hailing from Toowoomba in Queensland, Spark holds a 12-1 record with 11 knockouts to date. He fought on the undercard of Paul Gallen’s recent defeat to Justis Huni, with Spark defeating Jack Brubaker in a unanimous decision.
McGregor, now 32, is headlining UFC 264 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Irishman has proven time and again the hype surrounding him is indeed real. Now he needs to do it again or risk his glittering career fading out.
Poirier won their last encounter in a round 2 knockout at UFC 257 on Fight Island in January. It was the first knockout defeat of McGregor’s career. “The Notorious” had won the first match between the pair in 1 minute, 46 seconds back in 2014.
The third instalment will be held in front of a capacity crowd of 20,000 fans starved for action during the coronavirus pandemic. McGregor has promised his fans there’ll be “no more Mr Nice Guy” against Poirier, who McGregor recently labelled an “inbred hillbilly” on Twitter.
Watch Tim Tszyu vs Steve Spark and UFC 264 in Australia
Foxtel’s pay-per-view channel Main Event is the host broadcaster of both events. You can access them via Foxtel or through Kayo Sports. Tszyu’s fight will cost you $59.95, with Poirier vs McGregor set at $54.95.
Live stream Tszyu vs Spark and McGregor vs Poirier 3 on Kayo Sports
Main Event can also be accessed via Kayo Sports. You don’t have to be a Kayo customer to access either event this way. This option is open to new, returning or existing Kayo subscribers.
It continues a recent initiative used in boxing events like Gallen’s fights with Huni and Mark Hunt, as well as Tszyu’s recent victories over Bowyn Morgan and Dennis Hogan.
Ordering via Main Event on Kayo will give customers access to the event live and on demand for 48 hours. As an additional bonus, non-Kayo customers will get complimentary access to the service for a limited time as part of their purchase.
Using this link mainevent.kayosports.com.au, you can sign up online. You can also download the Kayo Sports app and access the fights that way.