Report: DAZN lands World Boxing Super Series US rights

Perform-owned streaming service adds to US boxing rights portfolio.

Report: DAZN lands World Boxing Super Series US rights

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DAZN, the OTT service operated by digital sports media company Perform, has acquired rights in the US to the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS), according to ESPN.

The network will show the second season of the series, including all three of the eight-man tournaments.

The inaugural WBSS campaign has seen only sporadic broadcast coverage in the US, with a handful of quarterfinal fights being aired on the Audience Network of satellite-television provider DirecTV.

The news comes after Perform agreed an eight-year deal worth US$1 billion last month with Matchroom Boxing that will lead to the creation of a US-based joint venture, Matchroom Boxing USA.

The venture is set to stage 16 fights per year in the US, with DAZN holding exclusive rights to the matches, as well as to Matchroom’s 16 annual UK fight nights.

The WBSS deal is separate to this agreement, but with DAZN scheduled to launch in the US in September, the series is set to receive a significant increase in exposure in the country.