American fans without a good streaming site won't be missing out on the seemingly-cursed WBO middleweight title fight between Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders, it seems.
Showtime announced today via press release that they will be hosting the BoxNation broadcast of the December 19th fight on Sho Extreme, with analysis from the Showtime announcing crew before and after.
Lee (34-2-1, 24 KO) has lost just once since 2008, falling to Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. three years ago. Last December, he earned the WBO belt by knocking out Matt Korobov, then fought Peter Quillin to a draw this past April in a fight wherein "Kid Chocolate" failed to make weight.
Saunders (22-0, 12 KO), meanwhile, earned the biggest win of his career last year with a split decision over Chris Eubank, Jr., then followed that up by smashing 17-27-2 Yoann Bloyer because boxing.
The press release seems to suggest that the rather sizable undercard will be left off the Extreme simulcast. Said undercard includes Liam Smith defending his WBO super welterweight title against Jimmy Kelly in a squash match, young English standouts like Jack Catterall and Liam Williams, and Vijender Singh's third pro fight.
These guys only have to survive eighteen without spontaneously combusting or something for this fight to finally happen, so fingers crossed.