Sports streaming service DAZN, which of course has been a major league player in boxing since 2018, will be expanding its reach to over 200 countries and territories starting on Dec. 1, with two big fight nights a key attraction for the expansion.
The Dec. 5 Ryan Garcia vs Luke Campbell event and the Dec. 12 Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev event will be be main focuses of the launch of DAZN’s “global platform,” with some asterisks. Garcia-Campbell will not be available on DAZN in Poland, while Joshua-Pulev won’t be on DAZN in the United Kingdom or Ireland.
To accommodate the newly expanded audiences, both main events for Garcia-Campbell and Joshua-Pulev will start around 7 pm ET/Midnight GMT.
The first one is particularly good news for U.S. fight fans, who will have a packed day on Dec. 5. PBC have a FOX pay-per-view headlined by Errol Spence Jr vs Danny Garcia, which should start around 9 pm ET, and Tyson Fury also says that’s the date he’s going to come back in the United Kingdom, which most times would have a main event starting around 5 pm ET. This means that most likely, we’ll be able to see all three of the day and night’s main fights live without any direct head-to-head.
“From the UK to Mexico to Australia, we’ve seen an encouraging level of interest in our key events since first launching in 2016,” said DAZN EVP Joseph Markowski. “We’re looking forward to introducing the DAZN platform around the world this December with an exciting schedule of fights.”
The initial price for new markets will be “£1.99 or less,” according to the company.