Boxing


DAZN signs exclusive five-year deal with boxer Canelo

DAZN has signed a deal with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez that will see the boxer fight exclusively on the sports streaming service for the next five years. The 11-fight deal – two fights per year following the first bout in December – is reportedly worth a minimum of US$365 million, with DAZN describing it as “the […]

Facebook signs up with Golden Boy for boxing on Watch

Facebook has signed a deal with boxing promoter Golden Boy Promotions to bring live boxing and other original programming to its Facebook Watch platform. The first of five live fight nights on Facebook will kick off on August 11 with the WBA World Featherweight bout between Jesus Rojas and Joseph JoJo Diaz Jr at the […]

Eleven secures exclusive rights to Mayweather-McGregor bout

Pay TV sports network Eleven Sports has secured exclusive live rights for Belgium to forthcoming boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Eleven will provide access to the fight via a Fight Pass subscription for a one-time payment of €20. Subscribers an also purchase an annual pass for €80 that gives them access to […]

Sky creates VR highlights film of Klitscko-Joshua bout

Sky has created a virtual-reality highlights film of the April 29 world heavyweight boxing match between Vitali Klitschko and Anthony Joshua that is available for download via the Sky VR app. The 12-minute film was created by Sky’s dedicated in-house VR production unit, Sky VR Studios, and looks at the preparations of both fighters ahead […]

Altice extends sports offering with exclusive boxing deal

Cable and telecom group Altice has acquired the exclusive TV rights for the next four years to World Series of Boxing (WSB), enabling its SFR Sport channel to distribute coverage of WSB matches exclusively from this year. SFR Sport will air coverage of 36 qualifying stage matches and 14 final round bouts, including between six […]

IM360 claims VR boxing first as Haye fight goes online

From today boxing fans will be able to relive the weekend’s boxing bout between former heavyweight champion David Haye and Mark de Mori in immersive Virtual Reality. The match will be available on Hayemaker 360, a VR app custom-built by interactive content specialist IM360 – the product of a partnership between IM360, Haye and Salter Brothers […]

DirecTV weighs in to Virtual Reality space with boxing app

US pay TV operator DirecTV has launched its first Virtual Reality (VR) app, designed to give boxing fans “a ringside seat” with immersive fight highlights. The Big Knockout Boxing (BKB) VR App offers highlights from a BKB fight event in Las Vegas and lets users select different fight highlights and close-up camera feeds. DirecTV said it […]

Sky Sports extends boxing deal

UK pay TV operator Sky’s sports unit has extended its deal with Matchroom Sport to air exclusive coverage of boxing matches, offering up to 120 live fights between now and 2021. Sky Sports viewers will be able to watch 20 shows each year and follow all the build-up across Sky channels and digital outlets. Viewers […]