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Last year, broadcasters and promoters announced a series of big-money deals that promised much and have so far delivered very little. Callum McCarthy examines why boxing’s stakeholders aren’t yet on the same page.

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The $1bn deal between Matchroom Sport and DAZN has sent shockwaves through boxing and threatens to undermine the pay-per-view model that has been so successful in the sport. Richard Clarke looks at the deal and the sport’s emerging presence on YouTube.

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With Floyd Mayweather's fight against Conor McGregor said to have broken PPV, ticket and sponsorship records, Andy Fry looks at what sport can learn from the Las Vegas bout that caught the imagination of the sporting world.

Matchroom Boxing has agreed a sponsorship deal with sports hydration brand Wow Hydrate. The two-year deal names Wow Hydrate as the official sports hydration partner of Matchroom Boxing

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has acquired rights to the forthcoming boxing world title rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

The Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has acquired exclusive rights in the Nordic region to next month’s boxing world title rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

The International Olympic Committee's Olympic Channel will provide exclusive global digital coverage of the five boxing qualification events for Tokyo 2020 taking place between February and May

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In this week's China sports industry round-up: Nike gets ticked off for inaccurate marketing; government officials call out overseas football investments; Asian Tour excited about CGA partnership; and more.

Dominic Bliss looks at how the bizarre hybrid sport of chess-boxing has emerged as a niche business for sports industry promoters.

Boxing has been packing its punch at the summer Olympic Games since it was introduced to the programme in 1904, but is it wise to put professionals in the ring with amateurs?

As pay-television channel BoxNation prepares to expand globally, its competitor Fight Sports Network throws punches at its lack of resources. Elisha Chauhan reports

As pay-television channel BoxNation prepares to expand globally, its competitor Fight Sports Network throws punches at its lack of resources. Elisha Chauhan reports.

Video streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat offer a new and controversial way to view live sports content. Is this the start of another piracy battle, or should they be embraced to create new revenue streams? Matthew Hochberg reports.

Could next month’s long-awaited bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao be the last major boxing mega-event for a generation? Elisha Chauhan reports.

At the end of May, London’s Wembley Stadium transformed from the host of an international football match to the setting for a world title boxing match in a matter of hours. Elisha Chauhan finds out exactly how it was done.

Ben Speight, head of SportBusiness Intelligence, breaks down the German TV market – one of the few in Europe where free-to-air spend on sport is higher than that of pay-TV.