Feature | Sep 22 2018

The impact of Eddie Hearn and DAZN on the US

Paulie Malignaggi discusses how Eddie Hearn and DAZN have impacted the broadcast landscape in the USA. He speaks to Jack Figg
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PAULIE MALIGNAGGI claimed promoters in America were too ‘comfortable’ before Eddie Hearn made his venture in the US with DAZN.

As Hearn prepared to take on the US market with his sports streaming site DAZN, Al Haymon swiftly announced a new deal with Fox Sports to broadcast PBC (Premier Boxing Champions) fights, and Malignaggi believes the deal was in response to his new British rival.

“I think the presence of Eddie Hearn and DAZN coming in with such a big move in the US has forced the other networks and other promoters to step up as well,” Malignaggi said.

 

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