DAZN strikes deal airing Fury/Wilder in five European countries

DAZN has revealed the sports streaming subscription service will air Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s world title rematch in five European countries.

The clash, taking place in Las Vegas this Saturday, will be exclusively streamed by DAZN customers in Germany, Austria, Spain and Italy, whilst also being non-exclusively streamed in Switzerland

Jacopo Tonoli, DAZN’s chief commercial officer, stated: “We are thrilled to bring this heavyweight clash to five of our markets.

“Both Wilder and Fury are exceptionally entertaining fighters and will put on a show to remember for our subscribers in Las Vegas on 22nd February. DAZN is proud to bring boxing fans the best fights across all weights divisions as part of our flexible and accessible offering.” 

Fury vs Wilder has been named one of boxing’s biggest fights in recent years, with a variety of broadcasters and streaming services battling for rights to air the event. In the UK BT Sports fought off Sky to claim exclusivity to its pay-per-view broadcasts.  

DAZN has seemingly swept up the remaining European markets, adding to its already growing boxing portfolio which has included fights such as Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz and Gennady Golovkin vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko.

With every passing day the heavyweight title fight claims yet another media or sponsorship deal. At the beginning of the week it was announced that Betfred would be an official partner for the event that takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Insider Insight: DAZN’s acquisition to claim rights to five crucial European markets will be seen as a huge victory for the organisation. Whilst also showing how significant boxing is as part of the platform’s portfolio.