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DAZN announces global expansion, including UK and Mexico, starting May 2nd

UK viewers will pay £4.99/month

Canelo Alvarez v Sergey Kovalev Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images

Canelo Alvarez’s May 2nd battle with TBA/BJS will kick off DAZN’s expansion to “more than 200 countries and territories.” Customers in the UK, India, Mexico, and Australia will soon get to enjoy the streaming service and its considerable archive, though the pricing for territories beyond the UK won’t be revealed until “the coming weeks.”

“Since our launch in 2016, we’ve seen an encouraging level of interest around our key events from both international fans and potential partners, which highlighted the opportunity to capitalize on our existing rights portfolio within boxing to fuel our expansion,” said DAZN EVP Joseph Markowski, who will oversee the global service. “Establishing DAZN as the global home of fight sports is just the first step and we couldn’t think of a better attraction for our inaugural event than Canelo’s traditional Cinco de Mayo Weekend fight.”

Speaking of the Brits, they’ll be paying £4.99/month, though with a small catch: Matchroom UK and all Anthony Joshua fights, including his upcoming mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev, will remain on Sky Sports until their contract expires in 2021.

That still leaves a hell of a lot of content, of course, especially if DAZN goes through with their reported plan to break into the footy market. It’s proven itself a strong platform for all manner of fisticuffs, so here’s hoping the big launch goes smoothly.

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