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Eubank Jr vs Williams anti-piracy warning

February 4, 2022

In advance of the Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams middleweight bout on February 5th, only available in the UK on Sky Sports Boxing, Kieron Sharp, CEO of intellectual property protection body FACT, has warned of the danger fans face if they choose to stream the event illegally.

“With an exciting fight coming up this weekend, some may be tempted to watch through unauthorised sources to avoid paying,” notes Sharp. “However, fans need to know there are significant risks in illegally streaming. Three out of five people in the UK (62 per cent) are unaware that illegal streaming can expose users to fraud, identity theft and malware. Our research also found that one in three (33 per cent) people admitted that they have experienced fraud, been hacked or have been exposed to online scams as a result of illegal streaming.

“Viewers should know that piracy derives from unlawful enterprises that puts money straight into the pockets of criminal gangs. This is not a grey area – anyone tempted to turn to illegal streaming for the Eubank Jr vs Williams fight this weekend should think twice about whether it’s really worth it. It’s important that they’re aware that viewing through official providers is the only way to watch the fight legally and avoid those risks,” he advises.

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