DAZN confirms World Boxing Super Series deal

DAZN, the OTT platform operated by digital sports media company Perform, has acquired rights in the US for the World Boxing Super Series.

The deal will cover season two of the series, beginning in September.

The coverage will include 21 fights across three tournaments in the bantamweight and super-lightweight divisions, as well as another division that is yet to be confirmed.

The series is being promoted by the Comosa agency, with DAZN set to confirm its official launch date and pricing for the coverage this summer.

The deal was first reported by multiple sources last month, just days after Perform agreed an eight-year deal worth $1bn (€840m) with Matchroom Boxing that will lead to the creation of a US-based joint venture, Matchroom Boxing USA. The venture will stage 16 fights per year in the US, with DAZN having exclusive rights to the bouts, as well as Matchroom’s 16 annual UK fight nights.

The inaugural WBSS campaign only enjoyed sporadic coverage in the US, with a handful of quarter-final fights being shown on the Audience Network of satellite-television provider DirecTV.