Boxing

New Zealand telco Spark has acquired rights to a host of boxing events through a partnership with Protocol Sports, and struck a deal with Lagardère Sports for a range of golf, athletics and esports properties.

Media company Nent Group has acquired exclusive rights in the Nordic region to next month’s heavyweight boxing clash between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky has acquired exclusive rights in the UK to the upcoming semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Series

Content Arena, the B2B marketplace for sports media rights, has agreed a partnership with leading boxing promoter Team Sauerland

BT Sport has agreed a deal to televise new boxing format Ultimate Boxxer across its pay-television, YouTube and BoxNation channels

Boxing superstar Gennady Golovkin’s next six fights will be available on DAZN, the OTT platform has announced.

World Boxing Super Series promoter Comosa has appointed the Protocol Sports Marketing agency to market global media-rights to the semi-finals and finals of the second season of the competition

Tyson Fury’s co-promotional deal with Top Rank and Queensberry Promotions cannot guarantee all his next five fights appear on ESPN in the US, SportBusiness understands.

DAZN will show Anthony Joshua’s next heavyweight title defence in the US, agreeing a deal with Matchroom Boxing’s UK arm to acquire the rights.

A whirlwind six months for US boxing have seen five major media-rights deals agreed from May to October this year, setting up a four-way battle for supremacy between platforms from 2019 onward

The ‘$1bn’ joint venture between the Perform Group and Matchroom Boxing does not guarantee either company that amount in revenue. But the headline number does signal how much the joint venture is willing to spend on attracting top-level fighters

The Sauerland Promotion’s deal with Sport1 in Germany is of similar value to its previous deal with commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1, TV Sports Markets understands.

Sources close to the promoter and broadcaster say the event will comfortably exceed 1m PPV buys in the US, with some experts expecting close to 1.2m.

UFC Fight Pass, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s digital subscription service, will double its live event schedule in 2019 through a host of new content deals.

The heavyweight boxing rematch between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora will be broadcast in the US on Showtime, despite the partnership between the fight’s promoter Matchroom and the streaming service D…

Fight Sports, the linear sports channel and digital service, has acquired rights to three more world championship boxing events

Premier Boxing Champions, the series of events operated and managed by Al Haymon, has struck a three-year deal with UK commercial broadcaster ITV that spreads 15 events per year across its platforms

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 Bell…

DAZN is closing in on a long-term deal with Golden Boy Promotions in the US that would see at least two of Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez's fights shown exclusively on the platform. Th

US pay-television broadcaster HBO has decided to end its live boxing coverage after 45 years, responding to seismic changes in the US boxing landscape.

Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao has accused Top Rank of failing to pay him his portion of a US media rights fee earned from a bout with Lucas Matthysse in July.

The Nordic Entertainment Group (Nent) has acquired rights to the world heavyweight title bout between Anthony Joshua (pictured) and Alexander Povetkin on September 22

Fight Sports, the linear sports channel and digital service, has secured exclusive rights in over 30 countries to the upcoming boxing title fight between Carl Frampton and Luke Jackson

DAZN, the OTT service operated by digital sports media company Perform, has secured rights in Italy to the Pro14 cross-border rugby union league as it unveiled its full line-up for its launch in the country

US sports broadcaster ESPN has signed a seven-year rights deal with boxing promoter Top Rank in what it claims is the most comprehensive and exclusive rights agreement in the history of the sport.

DAZN, the OTT platform operated by digital sports media company Perform, is to produce original lifestyle content in a bid to fill its schedule amid its international expansion plan

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky has reached an agreement to cover Anthony Joshua’s fights for a further three years after the world heavyweight champion boxer signed a new deal with promoter Matchroom.