RIYADH SEASON NAMES DAZN AS GLOBAL BROADCAST PARTNER FOR “DAY OF RECKONING”
RIYADH SEASON NAMES DAZN AS GLOBAL
BROADCAST PARTNER FOR “DAY OF RECKONING”
- Riyadh Season’s “Day of Reckoning” (23 December 2023) to be available globally on DAZN, including in the UK and US.
- Additional domestic broadcast partners to be revealed in due course.
- Historic fight night sees a galaxy of stars from the world of boxing clash in an unparalleled fight card:
- Anthony Joshua v Otto Wallin
- Deontay Wilder v Jospeh Parker
- Daniel Dubois v Jarell Millier
- Dmitry Bivol v Lyndon Arthur
- Jai Opetaia v Ellis Zorro
- Filip Hrgovic v Mark DeMori
- Arslanbek Makhmudov v Agit Kabayel
- Frank Sanchez v Junior Fa
LONDON AND RIYADH – 24 November 2023: Riyadh Season and DAZN, the sports entertainment platform, today announce that “Day of Reckoning” will be available globally on DAZN.
On 23 December, Boxing’s greatest champions will come head-to-head in what promises to be an action-filled night of entertainment. “Day of Reckoning” will be available on DAZN as a pay-per-view event* in the UK, US and over 200 markets worldwide. Fans will be able to watch live and on-demand from smart TVs, tablets, mobiles and games consoles.
In addition, this historic fight night will be made available on a range of domestic broadcasters in key markets, which are yet to be announced.
In an unprecedented card, former two-time Unified World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua goes up against Otto Wallin in the Co-Main Event as the pair close in on challenging for world title honours.
In the other Co-main Event, former WBO World Champion Joseph Parker takes on the Bronze Bomber and former WBC world title holder Deontay Wilder.
Recent world title challenger Daniel Dubois will bid to put his name back up in lights when he enters into a battle of the giants against Big Baby Jarrell Miller and IBF No.1 contender Filip Hrgovic fighting Mark De Mori in another heavyweight shootout.
WBA World Light Heavyweight Champion Dmitry Bivol will make an 11th defence of his title against Lyndon Arthur and IBF World cruiserweight champion Jai Opetaia will take on Unbeaten British Cruiserweight Ellis Zorro.
Back with the heavyweights, the fearsome Arslanbek Makhmudov will face the European champion Agit Kabayel. and top heavyweight contender Frank Sanchez will close in on a world title shot if he can overcome Junior Fa in Riyadh.
His Excellency Advisor Turki Alalshikh, Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority, highlighted the significance of the partnership with DAZN platform. He emphasised that the company’s extensive expertise in sports streaming services, coupled with their professionalism and exceptional capabilities, make them an ideal partner for handling such significant events. This agreement also fulfils the long-standing demand of boxing enthusiasts to witness “The Day of Reckoning” with the highest quality and international standards.
Shay Segev, DAZN Group CEO, said “With over 100 fights this year, DAZN is the undisputed global home of boxing. We work tirelessly with our partners to deliver a great schedule of boxing entertainment and to grow the sport.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Riyadh Season is a valued partner of DAZN. Their incredible ability and determination to deliver top sporting events for fans in Saudi and around the world is unparalleled. It is nothing short of an honour to have been chosen as their global broadcast partner for this historic fight night. Putting the fan and their desire for quality entertainment above all else unites us. DAZN’s unmatched ability to stream content in over 200 markets made us the obvious choice for their ambitions.”
The “Day of Reckoning” comes after the “Battle of the Baddest”, which was held on October 28 and saw record numbers of fans from around the world tune into DAZN to watch Tyson Fury defeat Francis Ngannou in a spectacle for the ages.