Boxing

The city of Las Vegas has been given the green light to partially resume its sports and gaming industries after Nevada governor Steve Sisolak announced that the state's casinos can reopen on June 4

Leading boxing promoter Bob Arum is planning to stage a series of fight cards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, over the coming months, continuing the return of live sports amid the global Covid-19…

The shutdown of professional sport in Japan will have cost the economy ¥274.7bn ($2.6bn/€2.4b

The International Boxing Association (Aiba) has reassigned hosting rights for its 2021 men’s World Championships to the Serbian capital of Belgrade after New Delhi did not fulfil its obligations to pay t…

Rafael Eli, a partner and chief operating officer at Schramm Marketing Group, the New York-based sponsorship and events agency involved in sports, has died after contracting the Covid-19 virus

Fight Network, the international fight sports channel, has appointed Adrian Clark as a consultant as it seeks to develop new boxing programming and relaunch its mobile app to support growth on new platforms

The costs of rescheduling the Olympics next year will be "massive", Tokyo 2020 organising committee chief executive Toshiro Muto has said

German public broadcaster ZDF is set to show a second night of boxing through a co-operation with Universum, the German boxing promoter, despite last month pulling out of future coverage after being unable…

Following the announcement that DAZN will launch a boxing-focussed global platform in May, Joseph Markowski, executive vice-president North America, told delegates here at Sportel Miami that the move will…

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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International sports streaming service DAZN has announced that its new global service, which will initially be focused on boxing, will launch in over 200 countries in time for Saul 'Canelo' Álvarez’s su…

Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Asia and Oceania boxing qualifier in Amman, Jordan next month have secured several sponsors for the event

A return to boxing coverage by ZDF has proved to be short-lived after the German public-service broadcaster withdrew from a co-operation with Universum, the German boxing promoter

Promoters predicting 2m mark could be hit for PPV buys

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport and free-to-air commercial broadcaster ITV have signed a one-off boxing content-sharing deal to promote the Fury-Wilder fight on Saturday

Subscription streaming service DAZN has acquired rights in five countries to this weekend’s heavyweight boxing rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

The Boxing Federation of Russia has announced that the country will host the resurrected Boxing World Cup later this year, expressing confidence that the event will not be affected by sanctions proposed…

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

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that preliminary conversations have been held regarding taking an Anthony Joshua fight to the Stade Tata Raphaël in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, …

Tokyo 2020 qualifying events in boxing and women's football scheduled for next month in Wuhan, China will be moved due to the coronavirus outbreak

The International Boxing Association (Aiba) is considering a rebrand as it tries to overcome multiple issues that saw the International Olympic Committee (IOC) strip it of its Olympic status last June

With an outbreak of pneumonia hitting Wuhan, China just weeks before the city hosts the Asia and Oceania boxing qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Philippines has offered to host the event instead

International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Nenad Lalovic has expressed doubt over the International Boxing Association’s (Aiba’s) ability to pay off millions of dollars’ worth of debt as the crisis-hit body …

Subscription OTT streaming platform DAZN should more than double its monthly US subscription fee in order to lock in a long-term commitment from boxing fans, according to Eddie Hearn, managing director…

Subscription OTT sports streaming platform DAZN has added another leading boxer to its portfolio in the US, after four-division world champion Mikey Garcia signed with the Matchroom Boxing USA agency

Anthony Joshua’s victory over Andy Ruiz Jr. in their world heavyweight rematch broke the pay-per-view record for pay-television broadcaster Sky, according to the British boxer’s promoter Eddie Hearn.

Fight Sports, the CSI Sports-owned linear sports channel and digital service, has launched Fight Sports Max, a new subscription digital service, in the Middle East and North Africa ahead of its coverage…

Turkish media-rights agency Saran Media has acquired exclusive rights in the country to the upcoming heavyweight boxing rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has secured exclusive rights in Belgium, Portugal and Taiwan to the forthcoming boxing rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr

The International Boxing Association (Aiba) has formed two commissions dedicated to its ongoing reform efforts and the development of a new marketing strategy for the crisis-hit world governing body

OTT sports streaming platform DAZN has acquired rights in Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Germany to this weekend’s heavyweight boxing rematch between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz.