Sports TV Guide

Heavyweight weekend ahead

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Joshua looks to regain titles (December 7)

TWO of the biggest events in the year’s sporting calendar happen within 24 hours of each other over the next fortnight.

So licensees should make sure they are stocked up as arguably the year’s most anticipated boxing match comes to screens live from Saudi Arabia (December 7) followed by an Old Firm cup final (December 8).

And the timing of the Joshua Ruiz II card should be friendlier than a Stateside one. Directly following a Manchester derby, the fight sees the UK’s Anthony Joshua take on the man who shook up the world to take his heavyweight titles, Andy Ruiz Jr, in a fight which will see the Londoner achieve redemption or permanently damage his once flawless career.

Representing the first Old Firm cup final since March 2011, the Scottish League Cup final comes as Rangers and Celtic are in scintillating form matching each other with successes at home and overseas – bragging rights and silverware should help provide the catalysts for a classic.

November 28 will provide football fans with plenty of entertainment too as Rangers travel to Rotterdam to take on Feyenoord in the early evening game before Celtic host Rennes at Parkhead.

In rugby, Scotland’s two professional sides are in action. Glasgow Warriors face Leinster (November 30) and La Rochelle (December 7), while Edinburgh head to Ireland for their tie against Munster (November 30).


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26

  • 20:00 BT Sport tbc Football
    Real Madrid v Paris Saint Germain, Champions League, group stage

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27

  • 17:55 BT Sport tbc Football
    Valencia v Chelsea, Champions League, group stage
  • 20:00 BT Sport tbc Football
    Liverpool v Napoli, Champions League, group stage

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 28

  • 15:30 BT Sport 2 Football
    Astana v Manchester United, Europa League, group stage
  • 17:55 BT Sport 3 Football
    Feyenoord v Rangers, Europa League, group stage
  • 20:00 BT Sport 3 Football
    Celtic v Rennes, Europa League, group stage

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29

  • 13:00 SSF1 Formula 1
    Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, practice
  • 13:15 ITV4 Horse racing
    Ladbrokes Trophy
  • 19:30 BT Sport 2 Football
    Schalke 04 v FC Union Berlin, Bundesliga
  • 19:35 Premier Sports 1 Rugby
    Munster v Edinburgh, Guinness Pro14
  • 19:45 SSF Football
    Swansea City v Fulham, Sky Bet Championship
  • 20:00 La Liga TV Football
    Celta Vigo v Real Valladolid, La Liga
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December 8, 15:00 BT Sport 1 Rangers v Celtic, Scottish League Cup, final

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30

  • 12:00 Premier Sports 1 Rugby
    Alaves v Real Madrid, La Liga
  • 12:30 BT Sport 1 Football
    Newcastle United v Manchester City, EPL
  • 13:00 SSF1 Formula 1
    Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, qualifying
  • 17:30 BT Sport 2 Football
    Southampton v Watford, EPL
  • 19:35 Premier Sports 1 Rugby
    Glasgow Warriors v Leinster, Guinness Pro14
  • 19:45 BT Sport 1 Boxing
    Lerrone Richards v Lennox Clark, British super-middleweight title

SUNDAY DECEMBER 1

  • 11:30 Premier Sports 1 Football
    Juventus v Sassuolo, Serie A
  • 12:00 SSF Football
    Ross County v Celtic, Scottish Premiership
  • 13:10 SSF1 Formula 1
    Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, race
  • 14:00 SSPL Football
    Norwich City v Arsenal, EPL
  • 16:30 SSPL Football
    Leicester City v Everton, SSPL
  • 20:00 Premier Sports 1 Football
    Atletico Madrid v Barcelona, La Liga
  • 20:00 BT Sport 1 Football
    Monaco v Paris Saint Germain, Ligue 1

MONDAY DECEMBER 2

  • 19:45 SSF Football
    Preston North End v West Bromwich Albion, Sky Bet Championship

TUESDAY DECEMBER 3

  • 19:30 Amazon Prime Football
    Crystal Palace v Bournemouth, EPL
  • 20:15 Amazon Prime Football
    Burnley v Manchester City, EPL

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4

  • 19:30 Amazon Prime Football
    Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur, EPL
  • 19:45 SSF Football
    Aberdeen v Rangers, Scottish Premiership
  • 20:15 Amazon Prime Football
    Liverpool v Everton, EPL

THURSDAY DECEMBER 5

  • 20:15 Amazon Prime Football
    Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion, EPL

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6

  • 19:45 SSF Football
    Millwall v Nottingham Forest, SSF

SATURDAY DECEMBER 7

  • 12:30 BT Sport 1 Football
    Everton v Chelsea, EPL
  • 15:15 BT Sport 3 Football
    La Rochelle v Glasgow Warriors, Champions Cup
  • 17:30 SSPL Football
    Manchester City v Manchester United, EPL
  • TBC SSBO Boxing
    Andy Ruiz Jr v Anthony Joshua, world heavyweight titles

SUNDAY DECEMBER 8

  • 12:00 SSF Football
    West Bromwich Albion v Swansea City, Sky Bet Championship
  • 14:00 SSPL Football
    Aston Villa v Leicester City, EPL
  • 15:00 BT Sport 1 Football
    Rangers v Celtic, Scottish League Cup, final
  • 16:30 SSPL Football
    Brighton and Hove Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers, EPL