Malignaggi vs Lobov: Live stream, TV channel, UK start time and fight undercard for BKFC in Tampa

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TWO massive rivals will face off in a brutal bare-knuckle fight in Tampa.

Former three-time boxing world champ Paulie Malignaggi makes his long awaited debut in the sport and will face Russian MMA star and Conor McGregor pal Artem Lobov.

Lobov and fellow MMA star Conor McGregor are big pals
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The pair have had a long-running dispute since 2017, when footage leaked of Malignaggi getting dropped in sparring by McGregor.

And after Lobov saw off Jason Knight back in April, he’s now set to go up against the boxing legend in a brutal match-up.

What TV channel is Malignaggi vs Lobov on?

UK viewers can watch the fight on Premier Sports.

Watch the bout for £9.99 on Sky or Virgin TV.

The coverage starts at 2am BST on Premier Sports 1.

Can I live stream Malignaggi vs Lobov?

TO live stream Malignaggi vs Lobov, simply sign up to the Premier Player from £9.99.

In the US, live streaming is available via FITE TV for $39.99.

When is Malignaggi vs Lobov?

THIS fight is topping the bill at BKFC 6 in Florida.

It will be held on Saturday, June 22, with things getting underway at 9pm Eastern time in the US.

That’s 2am BST, so the early hours of Sunday morning on this side of the pond.

The main event is set to take place around 4am in the UK.

Malignaggi tops the bill at Bare Knuckle FC 6
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What they said

Paulie Malignaggi: “I think of it like, thank god that this fan base in MMA is so f****** stupid that they actually have made this possible.

“A fight this easy is possible in a main event situation. That’s how I look at it.

“I’m fighting this guy, who I don’t think has ever fought a guy who’s been a world champion, let alone fight for a title. So I catch myself and say I can only be thankful.

“There’s no way realistically possible to have a fight this easy against a bum of this level unless there is a fan base this stupid.”

Artem Lobov: “I get the hardest sparring partners. A lot of very, very good boxers, you know? He said I never fought a boxer before.

“He was never that exceptional. Malignaggi is old and slow and finished. There’s nothing there that he can surprise me with.”

Who else is fighting on the card?

  • Paulie Malignalli vs Artem Lobov
  • Chris Leban vs Brennan Ward
  • Reginald Barnett Jr vs Johnny Bedford
  • Joey Beltran vs Jamie Campbell
  • Tom Shoaff vs Julian Lane
  • Abdiel Velazquez vs Travis Thompson
  • Elvin Leon Brito vs Jim Alers

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