Who is Kate Abdo and why boxing presenter DAZN & Fox left Sky Sports News?

KATE ABDO becomes the face of PPV boxing in the United States.

The UK broadcaster left his role at Sky Sports in 2015 to join FOX in the US and now leads DAZN coverage online.


Kate Abdo is as comfortable anchoring boxing as she is footballing

At Sky, Abdo has hosted pay-per-view boxing events, Champions League football, as well as Sky Sports News coverage including Deadline Day.

But after being loaned out to Fox to help cover the Women’s World Cup, she ended up joining definitely in 2017.

The Manchester-born star has moved to America to host his coverage of the Champions League, Europa League, World Cup, FA Cup and Bundesliga.

Abdo also helped cover Premier Boxing Champions, including their “Inside PBC Boxing” on Fox.

But after Fox lost MLS rights and the cancellation of “Inside PBC,” Abdo quit US broadcasters.

She then returned to the UK to work for CBS Sports as host of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, according to Wikipedia.

Abdo returned to cover boxing, however, while working for DAZN in Texas to cover Canelo Alvarez’s fight against Callum Smith.

More recently, however, Abdo has worked with Fox again on Tyson Fury’s next fight with Deontay Wilder.

Abdo was also embroiled in a controversy on Wednesday when she hosted the pre-fight press conference.

Promoter Bob Arum launched a scathing attack in which he shouted “f *** her! After Abdo prompted Fury and Wilder to clash after the press conference.

Arum immediately jumped out of his chair to prevent the confrontation, before criticizing Abso from behind the scenes.

Abdo responded this morning, calling Arum’s remarks “grossly inappropriate”.

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