As fight night is taking place in the UK, it starts earlier than usual for North American fans. The undercard fights will begin at 11:30 AM EST (8:30 AM PST / 4:30 PM BST) but the main event, Lomachenko vs. Campbell, won’t start until closer to 5 PM. With nine titles on the line including the WBC Flyweight and Commonwealth Lightweight, it’s sure to be a memorable night, and below, we’ll explain how to live stream every second live, online, from anywhere.
You should note that we’ll only be recommending official sources for the Lomachenko vs. Campbell fight. As a high-profile sporting event, it’s likely that unlicensed streams will be available. However, these are often laggy and low-resolution, plus they can be taken offline suddenly for copyright violation, meaning you might not get to see who wins. With legitimate sources in several countries, there’s no need to use unreliable third-party streams.
The Lomachenko vs. Campbell fight will only be shown on region-locked services. As such, you’ll need a VPN to watch it abroad.
How to watch Lomachenko vs. Campbell abroad with a VPN
There’s no need to worry: it’s easy to access geo-blocked content with a VPN, even if you’ve never used one before. Read on to find out how to stream Lomachenko vs. Campbell abroad.
Here’s how to stream Lomachenko vs Campbell live online with a VPN:
- Start by signing up for a VPN if you haven’t already. We recommend ExpressVPN although NordVPN and CyberGhost are both excellent, low-cost alternatives.
- Next, install the VPN app, making sure to get the appropriate version for your device.
- Decide which service you’d like to unblock and create an account. Note that some require you to have a payment method from a specific country (ESPN+, for instance, requires a card linked to a US address).
- Connect to a VPN server in the relevant country. For example, you’d use a British server to unblock Now TV or an Australian one for Foxtel.
- Try playing a video on your chosen platform. It should load immediately, with no errors, but if you’re still having trouble, clear your browser’s cache and cookies then refresh the page.
As this event will be broadcast live, it’s important that you run through the steps above well in advance. This way, if anything doesn’t work as expected, you’ll have enough time to get help from your VPN’s customer support team and can avoid missing the start of the fight.
How to live stream Lomachenko vs. Campbell online from anywhere
The Lomchenko vs. Campbell fight will air live in four countries. Take a look below to find out which networks are showing it where you are:
ESPN+ has exclusive broadcast rights to this event in the US. It will show not only the fight, but also the preceding press conference (August 29 at 6:30 PM EST) and weigh-in (August 30 at 8 AM EST). You’ll also be able to stream these events on-demand for a few days after they air. This service costs $4.99 USD per month; unfortunately, there’s no free trial period.
ESPN+ is geo-restricted and only available in the US. If you’re currently abroad, you can log in and watch as normal by connecting to an American VPN server. Don’t have a VPN yet? ExpressVPN comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee, which means you can watch Lomachenko vs. Campbell and simply claim a refund if you’re unsatisfied with the VPN.
In the UK, this event will air on Sky Sports Box Office, a pay-per-view channel. Fight passes cost £19.95 each, with an additional £5 fee for telephone bookings. Fans will also be able to watch replays at 9 AM and 4 PM the following day. Sky’s coverage will begin at 6 PM BST, meaning it won’t be showing the first fight (Connor Coghill vs. Dean Jones).
It’s worth mentioning that you don’t actually need to be a Sky customer to buy a fight pass, since the online platform is entirely separate. This does mean that you can’t buy the fight via your TV box and then watch online, though. If you’d prefer, there’s also the option to purchase a pass on Now TV, although the price is the same, so there’s not really any benefit to doing so.
Both Sky Sports and Now TV are region-locked, meaning you’ll need a VPN to access them from outside the UK.
Australian boxing fans can watch Lomachenko vs. Campbell on Fox Sports on September 1. However, due to the time difference, it will air live at 3 AM AEST. If you’d rather not get up that early on a Sunday, you can catch a replay at 1:30 PM instead.
If you’re an existing Foxtel Sports customer, you can sign in to the Foxtel Go app and start watching immediately at no added cost. Otherwise, there are two options: register for Foxtel Now (usually $40 AUD per month for the required channels) or Kayo (usually $25 per month). Both of these services come with a free trial, so as long as you remember to cancel in time, you’ll effectively be able to stream the Lomachenko vs. Campbell fight for free.
Kayo, Foxtel Now, and Foxtel Go are all region-locked. Further, Foxtel services request an Australian phone number during signup, making it difficult for non-Australians to register. Existing subscribers can watch from abroad by connecting to an Australian VPN server.
The Lomachenko vs. Campbell fight will be broadcast live across Canada by TSN. If your cable TV subscription already includes TSN, you can simply log in and watch free of charge. Don’t panic; if you don’t have cable TV (or your provider isn’t supported), you can purchase an online-only pass for $4.99 CAD per day or $19.99 per month. TSN doesn’t offer a free trial.
This service is geo-restricted, meaning you’ll have to either be in Canada or connected to a Canadian VPN server to use it.
Lomachenko vs. Campbell: full fight card
|Undercard||Connor Coghill vs. Dean Jones||N/A||Super Featherweight|
|Martin J. Ward vs. Josue Bendana||N/A||Super Featherweight|
|Dalton Smith vs. Darryl Pearce||N/A||Super Lightweight|
|Savannah Marshall vs. Daniele Basteri||N/A||Super Middleweight|
|James Tennyson vs. Atif Shafiq||WBA International Lightweight Championship||Super Featherweight|
|Joe Cordina vs. Gavin Gwynne||British Lightweight Championship, Commonwealth Lightweight Championship||Lightweight|
|Joshua Buatsi vs. Ryan Ford||WBA International Light-Heavyweight Championship||Light-Heavyweight|
|Charlie Edwards vs. Julio Cesar Martinez||WBC World Flyweight Championship||Flyweight|
|Hughie Fury vs. Alexander Povetkin||N/A||Heavyweight|
|Main Event||Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Luke Campbell||WBC, WBA, WBO, and The Ring Lightweight Championships||Lightweight|
Which boxer is expected to win?
Vasyl Lomachenko is the clear favorite in this match. Not only is he the world’s top-ranked pound-for-pound boxer, but he also holds four titles, and is currently enjoying a 12-win streak. He’s known for his exceptional speed and his habit of chipping away at his opponents over time, so Campbell will have to stay light on his feet while landing big hits of his own to stop Lomachenko winning by decision.
That’s not to say Campbell doesn’t have a chance; until recently the Welshman held two of Lomachenko’s titles, and he has a decent reach advantage (71” to 65.5”). Campbell also has an excellent jab, and he’d do well to use it in this match. He’ll likely spend the first few rounds keeping his rival at a distance, but as Lomachenko will go full throttle in the later rounds, he’ll have to commit sooner or later.