A Boxing Fan’s Guide To Terence Crawford vs Top Rank

    There are few things as consistent in the world of boxing as an ugly break-up between Top Rank promotions and one of their top fighters. So it wasn’t too surprising to learn that Terence “Bud” Crawford had decided to join the ranks of previous Top Rank fighters such as Oscar De La Hoya, […]

Canelo Alvarez: Back Where He Belongs

Despite the near-constant wailing of self-elected boxing “hardcore” fans, there is no greater peak in the sport of boxing than an event being hosted on Pay-Per-View. It allows fighters to be paid the highest amounts, it is a pure indicator of actual popularity and it also allows for networks to focus their main channel budgets […]

A Boxing Fan’s Guide To Arbitration

With the recent news of retired Judge Daniel Weinstein siding with Deontay Wilder in the arbitration of the dispute between Wilder and Fury over their contracted third bout,as first reported by Chris McKenna, a boxing fan might be left wondering, “What the hell is going on?”. Have no fear, intrepid pugilist partaker, I am here […]

DAZN Has Learned Nothing

The Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs Avni Yildirim fight had it all… Canelo and Eddie playing golf. Canelo and Eddie wearing pajamas. Canelo and Eddie making an intro video DAZN inexplicably ran from a wide shot instead of a direct feed to the broadcast, J Balvin performing a mini-concert during Canelo’s ring walk; Why this fight […]

DAZN’s Finances: Pouring Gasoline On A Dumpster Fire

Everyone knows that 2020 was a challenging time in sports as the global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic shut down live audiences for most of the year. It wasn’t until the fall that some venues starting letting limited amounts of fans back into stadiums. But I am not here to talk about 2020. No, gentle […]

DAZN’S Last Gasp Before The End

After gaining his freedom in short-order after filing his lawsuit against Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN,et al., it might have come as a surprise to some that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez just announced that he was going to fight on DAZN on December 19th in some as-yet-to-be-named location. Isn’t this the very same service that reneged […]

DAZN: Big On Buzzwords, Short On Ideas

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned every business upside down. Forcing many to rethink ways of restoring their revenue streams while being hobbled by challenges not seen before in modern sports. Of all the outlets, perhaps no one has suffered quite to the degree of DAZN as they have bet their entire business on live sport. DAZN […]

Eddie Hearn Fiddles While DAZN Burns

It’s hard to tell from the pomp and circumstance surrounding Eddie Hearn’s Fight Camp launch that it was just a little over two years ago that Mr. Hearn, along with the streaming service DAZN, announced with much aplomb their entry into the United States marketplace. Harken back to that fateful day in May where Eddie […]

A (Not So) Quick Glimpse At DAZN’s Financials

When DAZN launched to much aplomb in the United States almost two years ago, what garnered the least attention was the question of the financial stability of the outfit despite its lofty promise to spend $1 billion towards developing boxing over eight years. Now, perhaps there was some initial confusion when it comes to American […]