- WORLD’S FIRST DEDICATED SPORTS STREAMING SERVICE DAZN ACQUIRES EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO BELLEW V USYK ON 10 NOVEMBER.
- DAZN WILL SHOW THE FIGHT EXCLUSIVELY IN JAPAN, CANADA, USA, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, ITALY AND NON-EXCLUSIVELY IN SWITZERLAND.
LONDON, 06 November 2018 – DAZN, the world’s first pure-sport live and on-demand sport streaming service, will exclusively stream the undisputed cruiserweight clash between champion Oleksandr Usyk and former cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew. The full card will be live and on-demand for DAZN users in Canada, United States, Germany, Austria, Japan, Switzerland and Italy.
Oleksandr Usyk, the current best active cruiserweight, will face Matchroom boxer Tony Bellew in Manchester on 10th November. Usyk comes into the fight undefeated having unified all cruiserweight belts in July 2018, whilst his opponent Tony Bellew returns to cruiserweight off back-to-back wins against ex-heavyweight world champion David Haye. The stacked undercard includes a WBA World Lightweight Title fight between Anthony Crolla v Daud Yordan and other Matchroom fighters Josh Kelly and David Allen.
“We’re thrilled to announce exclusive rights to Tony Bellew’s title fight on DAZN,” said Jacopo Tonoli, Chief Commercial Officer of DAZN Group. “Cards like these should be available to boxing fans for a fair and affordable price, and that’s exactly what DAZN is delivering. These are exciting times for DAZN and Matchroom, bringing the sport of boxing to more fans across the world anytime, on any device.”
Eddie Hearn commented on the upcoming fight: “I am delighted that this historic event will be streamed live on DAZN. The headline clash between Usyk and Bellew is a must-watch fight for fans all over the world, and the fever-pitched atmosphere from a packed Manchester Arena will reach all corners of the globe thanks to DAZNs brilliant coverage.”
DAZN is changing the landscape of boxing forever, having recently signed a landmark five-year global partnership with Golden Boy Promotions, to bring Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to the live and on-demand service for his next 11 fights. The deal also sees 12 fight nights annually from Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions.
This comes after another historic $1bn, eight-year joint venture with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing to create Matchroom Boxing USA, with DAZN becoming the exclusive U.S. broadcaster for 16 stacked fight nights a year. The deals deliver on DAZN’s mission to make boxing accessible and affordable again and reignite the passion of fight sports fans.