In this article, we’ll show you if Kodi users can watch Joshua v Takam online or on Kodi and if there are any safe and legal Kodi addons to stream the fight. We’ll also show you which Kodi addons not to use. Click here to skip to the Kodi section. Included as well is a range of other options to live stream the big event online, some of which might be free.
Heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Carlos Takam will square off Saturday night for the IBF world title at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, UK. The event begins at 6 p.m. BST (UK time), and the title fight is expected to begin around 10 p.m.
If you’re wondering how to stream Joshua v Takam online with Kodi or otherwise, you’ve come to the right place.
Where to watch Joshua vs Takam online: UK, US and Everywhere
Below is a list of online live streams for Joshua v Takam around the world. All of them are restricted to specific countries. To get around these restrictions, you’ll need to change your IP address to that of the streaming provider’s respective country. An IP address is a unique string of numbers and digits that identifies your device and location. To change it, you’ll need a VPN.
Short for Virtual Private Network, a VPN encrypts all of a device’s internet traffic and routes it through an intermediary server in a location of your choosing. The VPN masks your real IP address with that of the server, allowing you to access content geo-locked to a certain country.
Our top recommendation is IPVanish, a VPN with a huge network of global servers fast enough to live stream the fight. It’s also extremely secure and your online activity is never recorded.
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Showtime is the exclusive rights holder for Joshua v Takam in the USA. It’s not a pay-per-view event; cable subscribers can watch the fight at no extra charge. Cord cutters can purchase a subscription to sho.com, Showtime’s live and on-demand streaming service. Showtime costs $10 per month and a 1-week free trial is available, so assuming you haven’t used it before you could actually watch the fight for free. The downside is that you can’t watch in a normal web browser. The free trial is only available for mobile users on Android or iOS. The stream is only available for those in the US, but you can bypass this restriction with a VPN.
DAZN (Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan)
DAZN is an up-and-coming live streaming service available in a handful of countries. Joshua v Takam is available to subscribers at no extra charge on top of their normal plan. Subscriptions start at $10 per month and a 1-week free trial is on offer, so this is a fairly cheap option if it’s available where you live. You’ll need a payment method and IP address associated with one of the listed countries; get the latter by using a VPN. DAZN streams the fight in HD.
Sky Box Office (UK)
Sky Box Office will broadcast the fight on pay-per-view for £19.95 or €24.95 for Republic of Ireland customers. Cable subscribers can watch on channel 491 for standard definition and channel 492 for high definition. Cord cutters can watch on a desktop browser or the Sky Sports Box Office app for Android and iOS. Note that Sky Box Office is different from Sky Go and will require a separate account, which you can sign up and pay for here. You may only watch on one device at a time.
Pan-Africa’s largest free-to-air channel Kwese is the exclusive broadcaster on the continent for all of Anthony Joshua’s fights. Cord cutters have two free options: the Kwese mobile app and the Kwese ESPN Facebook page. Chances are you’ll need an African IP address to access the stream on either one, so get a VPN and connect to a server. Kwese currently serves the following countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Can I live stream Joshua v Takam on Kodi?
Kodi is free and open source home theater software compatible with a wide range of devices, ranging from desktop operating systems like Windows and Mac to small streaming boxes like Amazon Fire TV. Kodi can stream content from a huge range of sources through third-party extensions called add-ons, making it extremely versatile.
If you use Kodi, we strongly recommend connecting to a VPN to protect yourself from threats including man-in-the-middle attacks, IP address hijacking, ISP snooping, and bandwidth throttling. VPNs are often associated with Kodi users looking hide pirated streams from their ISP, but all Kodi users will benefit from a VPN no matter what they watch. Although unofficial add-ons carry more security risks, official add-ons are not immune to these, either.
We recommend IPVanish, a VPN that masks your real IP address, keeps no logs of activity, and funnels all of your device’s internet traffic through an encrypted tunnel. IPVanish protects your privacy and helps keep you safe from all of those threats. It works with all Kodi add-ons we’ve tested and is one of the few VPNs fast enough to stream uninterrupted live video, even in HD. It works with the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV, as well as all other popular devices running Kodi.
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Unfortunately, the live fight is not available on any official Kodi addons that we know of. You’ll find no shortage of recommendations for third-party add-ons outside of the official Kodi repository, but be wary of the risks before using them. We advise you avoid unofficial add-ons that stream copyrighted content, which could land you in trouble with your ISP or copyright holders.
Some of these add-ons include:
- cCloud TV
- UK Turk Playlist
- Project Cypher
- FilmOn Simple
What are these add-ons? These third-party Kodi add-ons aggregate links to live and on-demand sports videos. The list of links is given to the user, who can click on them to open a stream in Kodi.
Why should you avoid them? The sources that these add-ons aggregate are by-and-large pirated streams. They might well be illegal to stream in your country. Third-party Kodi add-ons can also spread malware, perform man-in-the-middle attacks, or add your device to a botnet. Such threats can damage your device and expose your IP address to hackers. Our advice is to steer clear of them.
Third-party add-ons for live sporting events like the Joshua v Takam fight often use pirated IPTV (Internet Protocol TeleVision) streams as a source. These add-ons frequently rely on Acestreams, which use the BitTorrent network to share the network load between concurrent viewers. This will expose your IP address to everyone else watching the same stream, some of whom could be copyright trolls looking to extort money from Kodi users.
SportsAccess and SmoothStreams are paid services, but they are not necessarily legal. Both source pirated streams and sell them to Kodi users. Many of the streams can be found legally in other places from legitimate sources, or even for free from unofficial ones.
Third-party add-ons might not be illegal to use in every country, but we strongly recommend users opt for official streams and add-ons.
Comparitech does not condone or encourage any violation of copyright restrictions, including illegal streaming through Kodi. Kodi can be used for many excellent, legal online streaming purposes. Please consider the law, victims, and risks of piracy before downloading or streaming copyrighted material without permission.