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DAZN picks up Wilder Fury II in five markets

Sports streamer DAZN has acquired the exclusive rights to the fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury on February 22.

The hotly anticipated fight will be broadcast exclusively by DAZN in Germany, Austria, Spain and Italy. DAZN will also have non-exclusive rights to the fight in Switzerland.

Dubbed ‘Unfinished Business’ the fight will see the combatants square off for the first time since their controversial split draw in December 2018. The bout is scheduled to take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on February 22.

Jacopo Tonoli, chief commercial officer of DAZN Group, said: “We are thrilled to bring this heavyweight clash to five of our markets. Both Wilder and Fury are exceptionally entertaining fighters and will put on a show to remember for our subscribers in Las Vegas on 22 February. DAZN is proud to bring boxing fans the best fights across all weight divisions as part of our flexible and accessible offering.”

This is the latest major boxing event to be offered by DAZN, building on an impressive 12 months that saw the streamer broadcast the likes of Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr., Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev, and the controversial fight between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul.

The announcement follows news that DAZN is reportedly close to dethroning Telefónica as the rights holder to the NBA in Spain.

According to Palco23, DAZN is in advanced talks with the basketball league to become its principle rights holder. The outlet estimates the value of DAZN’s offer at approximately €9 million per season, an increase from Telefónica’s €7.8 million annual deal.