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Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing have agreed on a record-breaking deal with streaming service DAZN to replace Sky Sports as their exclusive broadcast partner in the UK. Hearn had held an exclusive UK and Ireland deal with Sky Sports since 2012.
Mike Coppinger of The Athletic reports the ‘ground-breaking deal is worth well into nine figures guaranteed’ and will come into place from July 1. There are two more shows for Sky Sports and Matchroom Boxing.
The deal does not include either Anthony Joshua or Dillian Whyte. Heavyweight giants need to negotiate deals separately if they wish to appear on DAZN in the UK.