This, my friends, is THE golden age for boxing matches from around the world available to be watched by any person with a device connected to Wifi.
OK, not right this second…But the stream scene is about to get a lot more crowded, in a good way, with news leaking that the new Goliath DAZN has snagged streaming rights to the second season of the World Boxing Super Series.
ESPN’s Dan Rafael busted out some news today, which informs us that the overseas stream behemoth has their ear to the ground as to what fans are wanting. US fight fans were perturbed that they couldn’t watch the first WBSS series on a big platform, and not even always on a stream. This will be rectified for the second round, which will feature bantams, 140s and one more class TBA. See Rafael story below…Also, The Sporting News trotted out the info.
Fight fans are curious to see what the charge will be to access the DAZN fare; pricing info will come later this summer, we’re told.
Perform Group announced in May that it had finalized a $1 billion joint venture with Matchroom Boxing, the Eddie Hearn outfit, to stream fights on DAZN worldwide. They also popped eyebrows by bringing ex ESPN bossman John Skipper into the mix, right after he jetted from the World Wide Leader.
All in all, with the ESPN+ slate, and now the forthcoming WBSS stream-funnel, fight fans are going to be seeing that many more hours of content to consume.