Sky Sports' coverage of Joshua vs Klitschko wins RTS award
Last Updated: 21/03/18 4:43pm
Sky Sports has won the Royal Television Society award for Best Sports Programme for its coverage of Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko.
The Sky Sports boxing team fought off competition from BBC's coverage of the FA Cup final and Channel 4's coverage of the women's European Championship football.
Head of boxing Adam Smith paid tribute to the team and the two fighters. He said: "This is absolutely fantastic we are on top of the world. It has been a brilliant team effort.
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"This was such a huge fight, and so many people at Sky collaborated for so long and so brilliantly to produce an unforgettable event.
"AJ and Wladimir were the perfect sportsmen from start to finish showing enormous respect for each other in training camps, at the huge final press conference at Sky HQ, right through fight week, and especially after the dramatic finish.
"The night itself was a huge operation, 90,000 at Wembley broke records and the heavyweight battle was one for the ages. Compelling, thrilling and epic.
"This was probably the biggest night we've ever had in Sky boxing and we are delighted to have won both the Broadcast and now the RTS awards. I am so proud of my team and they thoroughly deserve this wonderful recognition."