The WBA Cruiserweight Super Championship is up for grabs, with Oleksandr Usyk taking on the current titleholder, Murat Gassiev in what’s sure to be an unmissable fight. In this post, we’ll explain how you can stream Gassiev vs. Usyk online, and how a Virtual Private Network (VPN) can help you access official WBA Super Championship streams, even when traveling abroad. This means you can watch it from the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, and anywhere else in the world.

How to watch the Murat Gassiev v Oleksandr Usyk fight online

The fight is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex in Moscow. The event itself will start at 7 PM BST (11 AM PST / 2 PM EST), but the main bout won’t begin until around 10 PM BST (2 PM PST / 5 PM EST). High-profile sporting events rarely take place at a time that suits both British and American viewers, so this matchup is exceptional in more ways than one. Below, we’ll show how you can watch every moment of the action wherever you are in the world.

Best VPN for Gassiev vs. Usyk: ExpressVPN

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VPNs are a great way to stay safe online, but they also allow you to access your usual streaming service even when you’re in a different country. We recommend ExpressVPN for the Gassiev vs. Usyk fight: it has a vast network of high-speed servers, a host of configurable security features, and excellent unblocking capabilities. Additionally, it’s one of the few remaining VPNs that can reliably unblock platforms like Netflix and the BBC iPlayer.

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How to watch Gassiev vs. Usyk with a VPN

Never used a VPN to stream before? No problem, just follow the steps below:

  1. Choose a VPN that’s suitable for streaming live HD video. As we said earlier, ExpressVPN is excellent, but NordVPN and CyberGhost are low-cost, high-performance alternatives.
  2. Download the VPN client, making sure to get the right version for your operating system.
  3. Connect to a server in the same country as your chosen streaming platform. For example, you’d use a British server to unblock ITV Box Office, and an American one for KlowdTV.
  4. Try loading a video. You should find that when you reload the page, any errors disappear and your video loads as though you were actually in the required location.

How to stream the WBA Cruiserweight Super Championship online

The Gassiev vs. Usyk fight is being shown in several different countries, many of which have their own official broadcasters. Below, you’ll find an at-a-glance guide explaining where you can watch the WBA Cruiserweight Super Championship online.


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British boxing fans can buy a pass for this fight on ITV Box Office for £9.95 (€12.95 for viewers in Ireland). While you can’t stream Gassiev vs. Usyk directly on this site, you’ll be able to watch online for free using Note that you’ll have to create a free account before you can watch the ITV Box Office channel on TVPlayer. Don’t worry, this only takes a second and no payment information is required.

You can also buy an event pass via your Sky or Virgin box. The fight will be shown live on both Sky Box Office and Virgin On-Demand. However, if you’re a Virgin customer, there’s a caveat: live pay-per-view events are only available to viewers with a TiVo or Virgin TV V6 box.


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Gassiev vs. Usyk will be broadcast by KlowdTV in the US. You’ll have to pay $9.99 in order to watch, since this service suspends its seven-day free trial offer in the week before a pay-per-view fight. There’s no minimum subscription length, although you should note that you can’t buy a single month’s pass and this service will auto-renew your subscription every month unless you cancel it.


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In Canada, the WBA Cruiserweight Super Championship is only available on Super Channel. Unfortunately, you can’t subscribe to this service directly. Instead, you have to contact your cable provider and ask them to sign you up. Super Channel’s website states that package prices start at $9.95 per month, although it’s unclear whether you’ll have to pay more to watch live events.


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Ran Fighting will be broadcasting Gassiev vs. Usyk in Germany. No monthly subscription is required, although you will have to pay €14.99 to watch this event. You’ll also be required to create an account, but this is a quick and simple process in which you are asked to verify your email address.

This service will be making the fight available both via its online player and the Ran Fighting mobile app for iOS, Android, and Samsung Smart TVs.

Other locations

If your country isn’t listed above, there’s no need to panic since the Gassiev vs. Usyk fight is being shown in several other locations. Check out the World Boxing Super Series website to find the official broadcaster for your region. It’s important to note, however, that not all of the networks listed will be showing the bout online.

Two notable examples are Russia’s Match TV and Ukraine’s Inter TV. Despite the fighters themselves coming from these countries, both sources are limiting their live coverage to cable viewers. Match TV’s site, in particular, already has a live stream page but isn’t showing the fight, so it’s likely this is due to licensing restrictions.

Who is expected to win: Gassiev or Usyk?

On paper, both boxers are pretty fearsome: neither Gassiev nor Usyk has ever lost a professional fight, and they both have similar knockout percentages (70% and 78% respectively). That said, Gassiev has had almost twice as much experience in the ring, and he is the current WBA Cruiserweight titleholder.

On the other hand, Usyk is no newcomer. He’s taken home gold medals in the European Championships, World Championships, and even the 2012 Olympics. He does seem to struggle against opponents who maintain high-pressure tactics throughout the rounds, however, which is something Gassiev has almost certainly noticed. Gassiev is famous for his powerful punches, so Usyk will have to rely on being the faster man in the ring.

Bookmakers can’t choose a clear winner, which is a sure sign this will be a very close and hard-fought match. That said, Oddschecker currently shows an ever-so-slight advantage for Gassiev.

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Header image: By Andriy Makukha (Amakuha) [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons.