THE PRE-FIGHT SPECIAL BEGINS AT 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT
HOSTED BY KYLE BRANDT, JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER, LOGAN PAUL AND DEVIN HANEY, WITH COVERAGE FROM MIKE MAJLAK, BEHZINGA AND LAUREN GARDNER
MIAMI – Jan. 29, 2019 – Ahead of Sunday’s big game in Miami, DAZN will present Miami Fight Night on Thursday, Jan. 30, and to whet the appetites of fight fans around the world, DAZN will present COUNTDOWN TO JAKE PAUL VS. GIB. The two-hour fight night special from Meridian at Island Gardens will preview all of the night’s action and stream live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on DAZN’s YouTube and Twitter channels, in addition to Pluto TV’s Fight Channel. COUNTDOWN TO JAKE PAUL VS. GIB will be also be distributed on the Jake Paul and AnEsonGib’s YouTube channels, reaching an audience of more than 20 million subscribers.
In November 2019, DAZN debuted the COUNTDOWN series ahead of KSI vs. Logan Paul II. That pre-fight special amassed more than 25 millions views across YouTube, Twitch and Twitter prior to the start of the main event which was streamed exclusively on DAZN. COUNTDOWN TO JAKE PAUL VS. GIB will stream live until 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT when Jake Paul and Gib are expected to begin their ring walks for the evening’s co-main event, which is available exclusively on DAZN in the United States.
“What Live from the Red Carpet is to the Oscars, and College Gameday is to college football – we want Countdown to be for our biggest fight nights,” said Anthony Jimenez, DAZN Executive Producer. “It’s a wild party with a simple plan: tell viewers why they should watch this fight, and how they can watch this fight.”
COUNTDOWN TO JAKE PAUL VS. GIB will be hosted by NFL Network’s Kyle Brandt who will be joined by Pro Bowl wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, influencer analyst Logan Paul and boxing analyst and undefeated lightweight world champion Devin Haney. Impaulsive Podcast co-host Mike Majlak will provide behind-the-scenes coverage with Jake Paul while the popular U.K. YouTuber Behzinga will give an inside look at AnEsonGib’s pre-fight preparations. Grand arrival interviews with celebrities, athletes and influencers from DAZN’s “Black Carpet” will be conducted by Lauren Gardner, host of DAZN’s MLB whip-around showChangeUp.
In the main event of the evening, undefeated middleweight star Demetrius Andrade (28-0, 17 KOs) will defend his WBO World Middleweight championship against contender Luke Keeler (17-2-1, 5 KOs). Prior to the co-main event between Jake Paul and AnEsonGib, who are both making their pro debuts in a six-round affair, the packed evening of boxing will feature a long-awaited grudge match between Tevin Farmer (30-4-1, 6 KOs) and JoJo Diaz (30-1, 15 KOs) for Farmer’s IBF world super featherweight title.
For more information, fans can follow DAZN’s U.S. social channels: @DAZNUSA on Facebook, @DAZN_USA for Twitter, and DAZN_USA for Instagram.