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GR8 Britain vs The World


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Sky Box Office HD will show eight live title fights in one night, including Amir Khan's Las Vegas debut, on Saturday, December 11.

The marathon event, called GR8 Britain vs The World, features world, European, Commonwealth and British title fights in a nine-hour broadcast from the UK, Germany and the USA.

World champion Khan, heavyweight challenger Dereck Chisora and the rest of British boxing's bright young things will light up Sky Box Office HD's biggest line-up to date.

Khan will top the bill as he defends his world light-welterweight title against hard-hitting mandatory challener, Carlos Maidana of Argentina, at the Mandalay Bay.

Before that, heavyweight hope Chisora gets his crack at a Klitschko as he takes on WBO and IBF champion Wladimir in front of a huge crowd in Mannheim, Germany - in what will be only his 15th professional fight.

In Liverpool Welsh wizard Nathan Cleverly takes on Spain's Alejandro Lakatos in an eliminator for the WBO light-heavyweight title, knowing a win will guarantee him his own shot at a world crown.

Behind Cleverly is an all-British affair as Olympic golden boy James DeGale goes into the lion's den and challenges British super-middleweight champion, Paul Smith. With George Groves waiting for the winner, DeGale can't afford to lose.

European light-middlweight king Matthew Macklin puts his belt on the line against another Spaniard, Ruben Varon, while another of our world-title hopefuls, Kell Brook, takes on wily American Michael Clark with the WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title at stake.

There will be a total of eight fights on one marathon night as, from the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip to the sheer size of a Klitschko fight in Germany, Britain's great eight take on the boxing world.

Sky Sports boxing commentator Jim Watt said: "This is a great night of boxing to look forward to with titles being contested in three different countries, Amir Khan making his Vegas debut and Dereck Chisora challenging for the world heavyweight crown.

"After the success of the first Magnificent Seven bill in September this is also a great chance to see some of the fantastic British boxing talent that we have, on home soil, with the likes of Nathan Cleverly, James DeGale, Kell Brook and Matthew Macklin who all impressed so much last time out."

From the Echo Arena, Liverpool

WBO Light-Heavyweight Title Eliminator

NATHAN CLEVERLY v ALEJANDRO LAKATOS

British Super-Middleweight Title

PAUL SMITH v JAMES DeGALE

WBO Intercontinental Welterweight Title

KELL BROOK v MICHAEL CLARK

European Middleweight Title

MATTHEW MACKLIN v RUBEN VARON

Commonwealth Light-Heavyweight Title

TONY BELLEW v TBA

Vacant WBO Intercontinental Light-Welterweight Title

FRANKIE GAVIN v DEAN HARRISON

Middleweight Contest

JOE SELKIRK v STEVE O'MEARA

From the SAPArena, Mannheim, Germany

WBO & IBF Heavyweight Titles

WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO v DERECK CHISORA

From Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas

WBA World Light-Welterweight Title

AMIR KHAN v MARCOS MAIDANA

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