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Hearn: We’ll definitely be talking to Pacquiao about fighting on DAZN

Eddie Hearn hopes to land a marquee name for his U.S. streaming venture.

In this video interview captured by FightHype, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn says he’s not sure about Manny Pacquiao’s current status but that he’ll certainly be pitching him on joining his new DAZN streaming platform.

“I don’t know his situation with Top Rank but if he is a free agent we’ll definitely be talking to Manny Pacquiao about fighting on DAZN.

“[Amir Khan is] definitely a potential fight. I’d like, still, to make the Kell Brook-Amir Khan fight...I hope it happens but we’ll see.”

Hearn was then asked about what will separate DAZN from other streaming platforms like ESPN+.

“I think the content will be better. There you have a situation where there’s a linear broadcaster, and they’ll be mixing and matching the content — some on the air, some on the [app] — which is gonna be part of the strategy. Here, this is gonna be purely on the DAZN app.

“So all the content’s there, all the fight cards, from 6pm to midnight, all the chat shows, all the build-up, you’ve got the World Boxing Super Series, you’ve got our U.K. shows, you’ve got Bellator as well. It’s $2.50 a week! So our plan is to flood you guys, to keep the content rolling, keep the news coming, to get everyone involved — make it a platform for the fans. So that’s the difference.”

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