DAZN picks up rights to Usyk v Bellew

Live and on-demand sport streaming service DAZN has acquired rights in a host of markets to this weekend’s undisputed cruiserweight boxing clash between champion Oleksandr Usyk and former world champion Tony Bellew.

The full card will be available live and on-demand for DAZN subscribers in Canada, the US, Germany, Austria, Japan, Switzerland and Italy.

Usyk, the current best active cruiserweight, will face Matchroom boxer Bellew in Manchester, England, on November 10.

Usyk comes into the fight undefeated having unified all cruiserweight belts in July, while Bellew returns to cruiserweight following back-to-back wins against ex-heavyweight world champion David Haye.

The undercard includes a WBA World Lightweight title fight between Anthony Crolla and Daud Yordan, as well as other Matchroom fighters Josh Kelly and David Allen.

In May, DAZN and Matchroom signed a $1bn (€877.1m), eight-year joint venture to create Matchroom Boxing USA, with DAZN becoming the exclusive US broadcaster for 16 fight nights a year.