Sports-streaming service company DAZN announced today a distribution deal for the World Series of Boxing (WBSS) in Canada for the next three years.
The Super Series features 24 boxers competing in three weight classes for the Muhammad Ali Trophy. Every fight will be available on DAZN for a subscription fee of $20 per month or a flat fee of $150 for the year, with the first month free.
“As a platform built for the fans, DAZN has been mining boxing chats and forums to see how we can bring immediate value to the community,” James Rushton, DAZN CEO said in a press release. “We found that Canadians and Americans alike felt left out of the terrific action and thrilling competition on display in the World Boxing Super Series. To that end, we’re happy to announce that we’ll stream every fight of all three tournaments.”
The deal starts this fall into next January and February, with finals taking place in summer 2019.
Two of the three weight classes – super lightweight and bantamweight – have been announced as follows:
- ‘Interim’ WBC World Title: Regis Prograis (United States) vs. Terry Flanagan (England)
- WBC Silver Title: Josh Taylor (Scotland) vs. Ryan Martin (United States)
- WBA World Championship: Kiryl Relikh (Belarus) vs. Eduard Troyanovsky (Russia)
- IBF World Championship: Ivan Baranchyk (Belarus) vs. Anthony Yigit (Sweden)
- WBA World Championship: Ryan Burnett (Northern Ireland) vs. Nonito Donaire (Philippines)
- WBO World Championship: Zolani Tete (South Africa) vs. Mikhail Aloyan (Russia)
- WBA ‘Regular’ World Championship: Naoya Inoue (Japan) vs. Juan Carlos Payano (Dominican Republic)
- IBF World Championship: Emmanuel Rodriguez (Puerto Rico) vs. Jason Moloney (Australia)