A massive left hook has been delivered today if a report from a credible boxing journalist is true and confirmed in a short time.
Long time American boxing writer Keith Idec broke the story a short time ago that DAZN, the new sports streaming app in the US showing boxing and MMA currently, had landed the rights to Canelo Alvarez’ next fight and bouts in the future.
Boxing fans have been reacting their droves to the news online thus far:
huge for DAZN if true but not sure how they make it work within Hearns $125m annual budget… 1/2
— Leigh Ward (@leighhward) October 16, 2018
well shit…. Time for me to pony up the 9.99
— Nate (@natexpoodle) October 16, 2018
— Troy W (@my81babyblue) October 16, 2018
Massive move if it happens. Would make sense signing a co promotional deal with GB and MR where if @Canelo chose to stay at SMW the Smith fight is an easy made option or like wise back at MW Andrade &/or Jacobs….seems a win win for everyone, including the fans for 9.99 a month
— Peter Adam (@petera1872) October 16, 2018
— boxing king (@Boxings007) October 16, 2018
A remarkable bit of business by DAZN if confirmed and the first very tangible, power play by Eddie Hearn in the US boxing market.
If this is confirmed officially tomorrow, as expected, hats off old boy.
Good show. Competition in American boxing continues to heat up. More on this tomorrow.