Fortunately, things are now a lot different from back then, and all you now require is a PC, tablet or smartphone with a video streaming application installed, and access to a good website to view your favorite sport.
There are many sites nowadays that allow users to view all sort of sports online like live NFL football games, NCAA basketball, baseball, and NASCAR, but only a few of them, offer live streaming for boxing. The following are a few websites where boxing fans can enjoy live boxing events from around the world.
Box Nation via LiveSport.tv
BoxNation is a UK and Ireland subscription channel dedicated to boxing. For just 10 Pounds or 12.50 Euros per month, in addition to the one-time £8/€10 registration fee, boxing fans in the UK and other specific regions can watch boxing online from the small hall classics and up and coming domestic stars to fight of the year contenders and pound-for-pound best boxers in the world.
BoxNation grants subscribed users unrestricted access to big live fights from Britain, Europe, USA, Asia, and other parts of the worlds, as well as non-fight programming and all behind-the-scenes access to the world of boxing, including expert commentary and analysis, interviews with boxers, press conferences, and even weigh-ins, every day, all day.
Additionally, subscribers can tune into BoxNation Uncut to relive some of the fantastic and memorable fight nights. BoxNation is available via LiveSports TV on http://www.boxnation.livesport.tv/ via your PC or Mac, as well as on the LiveSports apps for iOS and Android mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. The webcast should be available in different parts of the world besides Britain and Ireland, though you should check with their support team to see if your region is covered.
Friday Night Fights Via WatchESPN APP
WatchESPN website and apps for Android and iOS mobile devices allow users to stream their favorite live sports and events from ESPN, including Friday Night Fight live boxing stream, which is available on ESPN3. WatchESPN grants users access to 24/7 live programming from ESPN Networks on your PC, tablet, smartphone, Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox.
ESPN3 is available on WatchESPN at no additional cost, as long as you have a subscription to any of the participating high-speed internet providers, which means that fans can access the boxing live stream for free. ESPN3 is also free for US based military personnel on all PCs connected to on-base military networks, as well as for all US college students on PCs connected to an on-campus educational networks.
To start watching, you should download the WatchESPN app for your device from Amazon app store, Google play store, iTunes, Roku channel store, and Xbox one or 360. You will then be prompted to select your TV provider and enter the details of your TV subscription, after which you can watch your favorite sports like live College football, basketball and MLB baseball.
Sport Lemon TV
This is possibly the easiest website for users to find a boxing live stream. The site offers all major sports, with multiple links to access each stream, just in case one of them goes down.
Sport Lemon is highly dependable, as it is the only site that provides a refresh button for user to refresh the stream when it goes down, rather than being forced to refresh the whole webpage. Simply go to http://www.frombar.com/ to find you boxing event.
Live TV Online Streaming Service is another extremely popular website that not only offers multiple live sport streams, but also detailed and constantly updated sports information for all your favorite matches and teams, including live NHL Hockey, Cricket matches, real-time scores and archived sport videos.
The site’s navigation is slightly cluttered due to the vast amounts of sports that it covers. Nevertheless, you can make your search easier by navigating via the available search menu options and section headers, like live scores, sports categories, popular live streams, upcoming matches, and many more. The video archive gives you free access to daily updated videos of highlights and goals of various sports.
To access the boxing live stream on Live TV for free, you will require a reliable internet connection and a browser with Adobe Flash Player, though some streams require an external application like Sopcast for Windows or Mac.
Boxing fans can also catch the action on their Android devices by downloading the LiveTV app or their iOS mobile devices by installing Skyfire. PC and Mac users can watch boxing online for free via their browsers or Sopcast. The feed is available 30 minutes before the event.
I wonder how many of you have heard about this hidden gem called RojaDirecta.me. Unlike LiveTV, this website allows fans to view the game they have been looking forward to without any hustle. RojaDirecta seems simple at first glance, but it has several features that make it very convenient for viewing free live boxing.
To begin with, the site offers current and upcoming events in your local time, which eliminates the hustle for converting times when awaiting foreign games. Secondly, RojaDirecta makes up for not arranging the events according to sports categories by showcasing the games chronologically. As such, you can scroll up to find previous matches, and scroll down to find upcoming ones.
Thirdly, the site offers multiple links for every live stream, usually in different languages, which means that you will be able to access any free live boxing stream, as well as live Soccer matches in your preferred language. To view the free boxing stream on RojaDirecta, you will be required to install any of the following P2P applications: SopCast, StreamTorrent, Veetle, Tvants, or TVUPlayer.
The choice of application depends on the kind of feed you choose to watch boxing live, since some streams can play via media players like VLC, WMP, and Real player. Once the application(s) is/are installed, open the sports schedule, find the channel you want to stream, and select the application you want to view through.
When viewing the live boxing stream via RojaDirecta, you should open your channel 30 minutes before the event starts, so that you can receive and share the channel signal properly. Failure to do this will result in insufficient data from peers, which will keep you from getting a good video feed.
Streaming PPV Content – (HBO, Showtime)
There are other sites that offer free boxing online, which you may want to check out, like Justin.tv, Laola1.tv, VipBox.tv, Wiziwig.tv, Go Fight Live and AllSport-Live.net, among others. There are websites around that will even stream Pay-Per-View (PPV) events for free.
Streaming live PPV boxing events isn’t legal on any online streaming platform. So for those sites who illegal stream PPV events from HBO or Showtime, they will ultimately get shut down and eventually face litigation like how the UFC sued Justin.tv for copyright infringement.