Joshua vs Ngannou - Sky Sports Box Office

Joshua vs Ngannou - Sky Sports Box Office


Blue Screen Encryption (8/3/24):

At 18:10 p.m. we encrypt the PPV signal. This means we filter out all viewers that haven't paid for the event. At this point you will see a BLUE SCREEN. It will state that to view the rest of the programme, you have to order and pay for the ticket.


If you have bought the event, all you need to do is re-order the tickets using your remote. You will not be charged twice. This is just a re-confirmation step.


We understand that this is frustrating to some users; but once this step is completed, you'll be able to catch the fight with plenty of time to spare!


Anthony Joshua faces Francis Ngannou in a heavyweight clash on Friday, March 8 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, live on Sky Sports Box Office. 


Coverage of the build-up begins at 4pm on Sky Sports Box Office with hours of the undercard on Sky Sports Action from 4pm. Ring walks in Saudi Arabia are expected at around 11pm UK and Ireland time as Joshua looks to propel himself back into world title contention against man who floored Tyson Fury last time out. 


How do I book the fight and how much is it?


The event is priced at £19.95 for Sky customers in the UK and €24.95 for Sky customers in the Republic of Ireland up until midnight on Thursday March 7.


Thereafter it will be £19.95 or €24.95 across all "self-service" bookings (remote control/online) or £24.95 / €29.95 if booked via the phone, but note an additional £2 booking fee if via an agent will apply.


To book through your Q remote:


  1. Press Home on your Sky Q remote, select TV guide or Sports, followed by Box Office.

  2. Select the event and enter your Sky TV PIN if prompted.

You can also buy a Box Office event in the TV Guide or Mini Guide by selecting it and pressing R on your Sky Q remote.


To book through your Glass/Stream remote:


  1. Press Home on your Sky remote.

  2. Select the event from the menu.

  3. Enter your Sky TV PIN, if enabled or select Purchase.

  • Billing: You’ll be charged on your next Sky bill, after the event starts.
  • Cancelling: If you change your mind about the event, you’ll need to cancel before the event starts. Once the event starts you'll be charged for it, even if you don't watch it.
  • Watch again: The event will be available to watch again for 10 days after its broadcast. It'll be saved in the Boxing category in the Sports menu. After the 10 days, it will be deleted.
  • Playlist: Box Office events can't currently be added to your Playlist.


To book online:


  1. Check your Sky box is connected to an active telephone line, or home broadband.

  2. Make sure you have the correct viewing card inserted in your Sky box.

  3. Go to and choose the event you’d like to order.

  4. Sign in with your Sky iD email/username and password.

  5. Confirm your order.



Good to know:


  • DAZN will be showing the Anthony Joshua v Francis Ngannou PPV event live from Saudi Arabia. Customers will not be able to view DAZN PPV on their Sky devices but can subscribe to watch via the DAZN application or website.
  • If you order online, you won’t be able record the Sky Box Office event. To record events, you need to order using your remote.
  • Encryption time: Sky Q & Sky + only, 18:10 (2hours 10 mins free view – simulcast Sky Sports Action & Showcase 18:00)
  • Channels Required For Live Event: Sky Sports Box Office Channel 491 (SD), Sky Sports Box Office Channel 492 (HD)
  • Blocked your PIN? You’ll need to wait 10 minutes for this to unblock. During this time, you’ll be able to reset your PIN to a new one.
  • "There was a problem with your purchase…” - Try the steps above again.

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