Tomorrow, Dillian Whyte faces off against Joseph Parker in a match that offers the winner a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. Tickets are sold out, but luckily, you can watch the entire Whyte vs. Parker fight live and online. In this post, we’ll explain how you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to bypass regional restrictions and live stream Whyte vs. Parker online from home or abroad.
The Whyte vs. Parker fight is scheduled to start at 6PM BST (10AM PST/ 1PM EST) on July 28. It’ll be hosted at the 02 Arena in London, in front of a crowd of 20,000 fans. Thousands more will be watching online, however, and today, we’ll show how you can be one of them, wherever you are in the world
Important: This article will only recommend official sources. Unofficial streams are a sad inevitability for high-profile sporting events, but you should bear in mind that these are prone to mid-match takedowns and often only provide low-resolution and laggy video. As such, we encourage readers to avoid unsanctioned streams entirely.
VPNs are among the easiest ways to protect yourself when streaming, and they also allow you to access your usual streaming services from abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN: it’s a high-speed service with exemplary security features, servers in 94 countries across the world, and the ability to unblock notoriously stubborn platforms like Netflix and the BBC iPlayer.
You can register and start browsing safely in just a few minutes. Simply choose a subscription length (one, six, or twelve months), complete the checkout process, and connect. A 30-day, money-back guarantee is included, so you can test it by watching the Whyte vs. Parker fight and claim a full refund if unsatisfied.
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How to stream Whyte vs. Parker live with a VPN
Unblocking geo-restricted content with a VPN couldn’t be simpler. Follow the steps below and you’ll be streaming Whyte vs. Parker in no time:
- Decide which VPN you’d like to use. We’ve already mentioned ExpressVPN, but NordVPN and CyberGhost are two high-quality, low-cost alternatives.
- Download and install the VPN software. There will be a few different versions, so be sure to get the appropriate one for your operating system.
- Choose a source from the list below.
- Connect to one of the VPN’s servers in the correct location. For instance, you’d use a British server for Sky Sports or a Canadian one to access DAZN.
- Try loading a video from your source. Any errors should disappear when you refresh the page, and the video should begin to play.
How to watch Whyte vs. Parker online
As there isn’t a title on the line, this fight won’t be broadcast on as many platforms as say, a World Championship boxing match. That said, it’s still airing in several different countries. Below, we’ll explain where you can watch Whyte vs. Parker in each of the regions which are showing the fight.
British boxing fans have the most options when it comes to watching Whyte vs. Parker. Sky TV subscribers can catch every minute of the action on Sky Box Office and the Sky Sports Box Office app, whereas Virgin customers are limited to watching on TV via Virgin’s On-Demand Live Events. Virgin subscribers take note: you’ll need a TiVo or Virgin TV V6 box to watch live pay-per-view events.
Sky is charging £19.95 to watch the fight in HD. You can book online or over the phone, although telephone bookings incur an additional £5 charge. Meanwhile, Virgin is selling standard-definition passes for £19.95, with HD coverage available for £20.95.
DAZN is broadcasting the Whyte vs. Parker bout live online to Canadian audiences. This service costs $20 CAD a month, but annual passes are available for $150. There’s also a 30-day free trial, so you can cancel after the fight to avoid being charged. Note that you will need a Canadian-registered payment method in order to sign up for DAZN in Canada, however.
In Australia, the Whyte vs. Parker fight will be shown on Main Event. Foxtel subscribers can order a pass online, but Optus TV customers will have to phone up to secure theirs. The price is the same regardless of which company you’re with though: $39.95 AUD. In addition to unlocking live coverage of the match, this pass allows you to watch full replays. These replays will be shown at 6PM and 12PM, then every six hours from 6AM on Monday.
There’s a catch, however: the fight is only going to be shown on TV. While Foxtel and Optus allow users to watch selected TV channels through their mobile apps, neither provides a Main Event live stream.
This fight will be shown on TV by Sky ARENA in New Zealand, as well as online via FAN PASS. Both providers are charging $49.99 NZD for access, but as FAN PASS has a live stream, allows you to rewatch the fight up to 24 hours afterwards, and doesn’t require you to be an existing Sky subscriber, it’s likely the better option for most people.
There are currently no broadcasters in any locations other than the ones above. Unless a last-minute arrangement is made between broadcasters, there will be no way to watch Whyte fight Parker in countries like the US, Germany, Spain, or France.
Remember: if you usually live in one of the countries which is showing the fight, you may still be able to register for one of the services above by using a VPN. However, it’s usually not possible to register for foreign streaming services; they often check to make sure you have a payment method or address registered in the target country.
Who is expected to win: Whyte or Parker?
Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker are two very evenly matched boxers. They’ve fought in a similar number of bouts (24 and 25, respectively), won a similar amount by knockout (17 and 18), and have only lost one match each: both to the current WBO Heavyweight Champion: Anthony Joshua.
Oddschecker currently shows that Parker is the favorite to win, with 3/4 odds (indicating roughly 57% odds in favor of his win). Whyte is definitely capable of holding his own, though, and has claimed that if Parker just wants to trade blows, he’ll get knocked out. Whyte is prone to angry outbursts, however, and he’ll have to control himself in the ring to prevent Parker from capitalizing on any potential frustration he shows in the ring on Saturday. Whoever wins, it’s sure to be an explosive fight, and one Anthony Joshua will probably be paying very close attention to.
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