DAZN is a streaming service that is hoping to corner the market in sports. This is their first jump into the boxing realm but as Hearn revealed; they are all in and have a depth to them that most Americans do not know about just yet, as they are the worlds first truly dedicated sports streaming platform.
The groundbreaking deal at current exchange rates is worth around $110 million per year. That means Hearn will have a staggering average of just under $7 million to spend on each of his 16 US shows per year.
“HBO and Showtime are the two major players over here,” Hearn said, “And that is a bigger annual budget than they have put together. It is the biggest deal in boxing history.”
Over the years the World Boxing Association has had numerous Matchroom Boxing World Champions, with current ones being Anthony Joshua, Ryan Burnett, Khalid Yafai, and Katie Taylor.
The WBA looks forward to working with Matchroom Boxing as they now enter the US market. The two companies have very good relations with one another and it is intriguing to see what the future holds.