Boxing remains a popular sport to watch on TV. There are a number of ways to catch sports streams. However, some users are finding they can watch live boxing on Kodi using various add-ons.
Kodi is a free home theater software program that can stream live and on-demand content from a huge range of sources. Kodi is available for Windows, Mac, Android, Linux, set-top streaming boxes like the Amazon Fire TV, and more. You can download and install Kodi from here. Once that’s done, you’ll need to install an add-on with live streaming sports channels to find the fight.
Although many add-ons allow you to stream free of charge, there are a number of add-ons that provide content both official and unofficially that will allow you to watch Boxing or the latest UFC fight. The popularity of different streaming add-ons for boxing means users will need to do a bit of research to determine which are the best ones to use, and which ones provide that content safely and legitimately.
Our list below is comprised of official add-ons that we believe offer the best streaming opportunities for boxing on Kodi. Additionally, we’ve included a brief rundown of some of the unofficial add-ons with an emphasis on what’s most important to know about the add-ons we do not recommend.
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.
How to stream boxing on Kodi safely
Regardless of whether streaming through official or unofficial add-ons, all Kodi users need to be concerned about add-on privacy, geographic content blocking, and ISP monitoring and speed throttling. While Kodi streaming offers one of the best and easiest boxing viewing experiences, it also comes with some risks if you’re unprotected
Most notably, many add-ons, especially those from third parties, can carry security risks. Some add-ons have been hijacked in the past, both by their own creators and by hackers. Such hijacks can result in users unwittingly installing malware, having their add-ons used as a DDoS botnet, and for man-in-the-middle attacks which allow the hijacker to view your data activity and steal private information.
A VPN service, such as IPVanish, can help prevent many different privacy-related issues associated with Kodi add-ons. That includes man-in-the-middle attacks. By anonymizing your data connection and identity, IPVanish prevents those outside of your connection from seeing your activity. All data traffic is encrypted to prevent spying.
Outside of this, your VPN service will allow you to get past geographic content blocking that might prevent you from viewing boxing streams. A VPN allows you to connect to remote servers and assigns you a new IP address based on that location. Any website or service you connect to will believe you’re location is the same as the IP address you’ve been assigned and allow you to access the content.
Finally, many ISPs will spy on their users and the type of content they’re viewing. Increasingly, ISPs are throttling customers who stream a large amount of video online. They do this to save bandwidth instead of investing in better infrastructure. With a VPN like IPVanish, you ISP cannot tell where your data is coming from or going to, making it difficult to justify speed throttling.
With that said, here are some of the best Kodi add-ons for watching the Joshua vs Klitschko boxing match live online:
Kodi v17.3 “Krypton” is the latest stable version of Kodi available for download.
Paid streaming add-ons for live boxing on Kodi
A paid sports add-on will allow you to find a high-quality live stream with far fewer bad links and higher video quality. Even though it costs money, single day passes are available and they are much cheaper than pay-per-view. Our top recommendations include:
- USTV Now (to a limited degree) – $29 a month
- NBC Sports Live Extra (to a limited degree) – $25 a month
- PlayStation Vue (to a limited degree) – $39.99 a month
- Sportsnet Now (to a limited degree) – $24.99 CAD a month
Each of these streaming services can be displayed through Kodi using their corresponding Kodi app. As all of these add-ons are perfectly legal to use, you can find most of their add-ons in the Official Kodi Add-on Repository. The USTVNow Plus add-on is available in the SuperRepo add-on repository.
You can also find excellent replays for boxing matches on YouTube. The HBOBoxing channels display some of the latest and greatest matches, which can include full replays. You can download and install the Kodi YouTube add-on directly through the Official Kodi Repository and access boxing replays and highlights through there. There’s some more ways to watch the latest big fight here.
Finally, HBO tends to get a lot of live and on-demand boxing matches. If you want boxing, you may want to add an HBO subscription to one of your live TV plans, such as through PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, or Hulu.
Unofficial Kodi add-ons for live boxing streams
You may see other lists that recommend add-ons that provide “free” streams for live boxing. Unfortunately, boxing is one sporting event that always comes at a price. Any free streams are likely pirated and illegal.
We do not recommend or condone using any of the “free” add-ons listed below to stream live boxing on Kodi:
- Rising Tides
- Made in Canada IPTV
What are these add-ons? These add-ons are what are known as “third-party” add-ons. Each of these add-ons works by pulling in streams from other websites that offer pirated content. Even in the case of live streams for over-the-air broadcasts, these add-ons do not provide content that is streamed with the legal permission of the copyright holders.
Why should you avoid them? These add-ons are best avoided due to the nature of their content. Although streaming qualities may be good in some, and some, such as SportsAccess, may charge money to access the service, none of these unofficial add-ons provides content legally. While these are popular add-ons and tend to be highly recommended in other locations, we do not recommend or condone their use.
If you live in a country other than the US or UK, you can try one of these broadcasters (via Wikipedia).
- Albania: SuperSport
- Australia: Main Event
- Belgium: VOOsport
- Bulgaria: Sport+
- Croatia: RTL Televizija
- Czech Republic: Nova Sport 1
- Denmark: Viaplay
- Estonia: Viasat Sport Baltic
- France: SFR Sport
- Germany: RTL
- Hungary: Sport1
- Italy: Fox Sports
- Japan: WOWOW Live
- Latvia: Viasat Sport Baltic
- Lithuania: Viasat Sport Baltic
- Netherlands: RTL 7
- New Zealand: SKY Arena
- Norway: Viaplay
- Poland: Polsat Sport
- Russia: Match TV
- Sweden: Viaplay
- Ukraine: Inter
- United Arab Emirates: OSN Sports
- United Kingdom: Sky Box Office
- United States: HBO & Showtime
- Turkey: TV8
- Sub-Saharan Africa: Kwesé Sports