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DAZN signs Canelo to richest contract in sports

Discussion in 'Boxing & Grappling' started by ATJ-Lucko, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. ATJ-Lucko

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    Canelo Alvarez has signed a 5-year, 11 fight deal worth $365 million with new streaming service DAZN according to ESPN. The deal begins with Alvarez’s December fight against Rocky Fieldinng.

    The deal is the richest athlete contract in sports history. According to the ESPN story, HBO had the right of first negotiation and a “last-look” provision for Alvarez’s December fight and it made an offer for an HBO PPV event but decided not to match DAZN’s offer.

    Alvarez fought Gennady Golovkin this past September on PPV. It was his last fight under his promotional agreement with Golden Boy Boxing. The event drew 1.1 million viewers for at a suggested PPV price point of $84.95. DAZN’s streaming service is $9.99 per month and offers boxing as well as Bellator MMA. It started its service in North America this past September featuring an Anthony Joshua fight.

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    Perhaps following PBC’s strategy of paying up front in hopes of earning money in the end, DAZN has made a huge investment in Canelo Alvarez. Arguably, he’s the only PPV draw in boxing since Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. Signing with the streaming service marks another sign of the shift of how consumers watch sports. The question will be how DAZN will be able to recoup on its investment and how soon.
    http://mmapayout.com/2018/10/dazn-signs-canelo-to-richest-contract-in-sports/
     
  2. Kevo

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    Somebody get that man a Mexican cheeseburger!
     
  3. ATJ-Lucko

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  5. FrankieButNotEdgar

    FrankieButNotEdgar Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    Such a stupid fucking name for the channel/app.
     
  6. Kevo

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    I pronounce it Day Zin.

    Or like Days Inn, the motel chain.
     
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  7. FrankieButNotEdgar

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    Isn't it short for "da zone?" Because fuck you if you use "da" instead of "the."
     
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    THANK YOU! I call it "The Zone" or dah-zun. The reason being that I refuse to use "da" for "the." Reminds me of all the stupid marketing putting 'z' at the end of things to sell to kidz.
     
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