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DAZN signs Matchroom Boxing rights deal to exclusively broadcast fights in Canada

Live and on-demand sports streaming platform DAZN has signed an eight-year deal with world-leading boxing promoter Matchroom Boxing USA, which will allow them to exclusively deliver fights on DAZN Canada.

DAZN Canada plans to broadcast 16 live fights across the next 12 months, beginning with the coverage of Jessie Vargas’ bout against Thomas Dulorme on 6th October.

The streaming platform plans to also produce original programming that viewers can watch before and after fights.

The deal follows the historic $1 billion dollar joint venture between Matchroom Boxing and DAZN Group in May this year.

Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Boxing’s managing director said: “We want to make DAZN a must-have for fight fans by featuring the world’s biggest athletes at premium venues.

“By expanding our relationship into Canada, we’re confident we can make that vision become reality.”

DAZN vice president, Joseph Markowski added: “For too long, the fight sports market in Canada has been underserved.
“Our partnership with Matchroom allows us to drive our fans-first approach and give our users an opportunity to pay one monthly flat fee with no long-term contract or commitment, an unprecedented value proposition for fight fans.”

DAZN’s vision is to bring passionate fans closer to their sport and fighters and hopes to become the home of boxing in North America.