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DAZN set to grant US home to World Boxing Super Series

The World Boxing Super Series is set receive exposure in the US via DAZN when the streaming service owned by digital sports media specialist Perform Group launches in the country, according to multiple reports.

ESPN.com, citing multiple sources with knowledge of the deal, said DAZN has acquired rights to the second season of the Series and will show all three eight-man tournaments.

Perform last month 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 WBSS deal is separate to this agreement, but with DAZN scheduled to launch in the US in September the Series is set to receive exposure it has so far lacked in the country.

The inaugural WBSS campaign has seen only sporadic broadcast coverage in the US, with a handful of quarterfinal fights being aired on the Audience Network of satellite-television provider DirecTV.