DAZN Launches in More Than 200 Countries Around the Globe
DAZN is now available across the globe after launching in over 200 countries and territories on December 1. Sports fans across the globe can now sign up for DAZN and enjoy a host of elite sporting content, including a number of huge boxing cards between now and Christmas.
On Friday Dec. 4, Billy Joe Saunders headlines a Matchroom Boxing card live from the SSE Arena, Wembley when he defends his WBO super-middleweight championship against compatriot and multiple-time world title challenger Martin Murray. Eight nights later, WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua returns to the ring a year after regaining his belts from Andy Ruiz Jr. when he defends against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in a main event that could have huge implications on Joshua’s planned 2021 superfight with WBC champ Tyson Fury.
Joshua vs. Pulev on Dec. 12 is followed by a bumper weekend of boxing just before Christmas, as the great Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin puts the IBF middleweight strap on the line looking for a record 21st defence of a world title at 160 lb against Poland’s undefeated challenger Kamil Szeremeta on Friday Dec. 18, 24 hours before Canelo Alvarez vs. Callum Smith.
Canelo challenges Smith for the WBA and The Ring super-middleweight titles at the Alamodome in San Antonio to complete a two-nighter of big time action featuring perennial rivals Alvarez and Golovkin, who clashed twice in the past.
The second day of 2021 brings exciting and undefeated Ryan Garcia into collision course with London 2012 Olympian Luke Campbell with the interim WBC lightweight championship going the way of the winner. Their Jan. 2 clash was set for December until COVID-19 forced a postponement, but it will now start the new year with a bang on the streaming service.
“We’re excited to launch our global platform with an action-packed opening month featuring boxing’s biggest stars and a suite of premium original programming,” said DAZN EVP Joseph Markowski.
DAZN’s archive already contains a wealth of classic fights, athlete features and a slate of original programming including 40 Days, Saturday Fight Live, and One Night. More content will be added to the on-demand service from 2021.