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Sugar Ray Leonard, Brian Kenny join DAZN broadcast team

DAZN has filled out broadcast team with some familiar names.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

As is being reported by RingTV, DAZN has finalized it’s broadcasting team for its entry into the U.S. market and it consists of some familiar faces. Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard will be on the round-by-round call alongside Brian Kenny, with Chris Mannix and Kay Adams serving as the hosts for each fight card. LZ Granderson will be the ringside correspondent.

DAZN’s kickoff event will be when heavyweight titleholder Anthony Joshua defends his belts against Alexander Povetkin on Saturday.

“What DAZN is doing is very exciting for both boxing and sports media,” said Leonard. “With all of the boxing dates DAZN already has on the calendar, they are going to have me quite busy – and that’s a great thing for fight fans because it means that good fighters are staying active and taking on meaningful challenges.”

The DAZN subscription has been priced at $10/month and promises 70+ fight cards per year. It’s an ambitious attempt to gain a foothold in the U.S. market where à la carte subscription services are becoming the new norm — particularly for boxing content. But whether or not DAZN can provide enough compelling fights to make a dent in the market remains to be seen.

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