Canelo-Kovalev undercard heads to Pluto TV and Stadium for DAZN simulcast

Global OTT service sublicenses supporting fights to broaden boxing reach.

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Golden Boy Promotions has reached deals with over-the-top (OTT) streaming services Pluto TV and Stadium to simulcast the undercard of the world title boxing match between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev.

The agreement, which includes several regional sports networks (RSNs), is part of a five-year, 11-fight deal between Canelo and DAZN, worth a mammoth US$365 million.

The global OTT sports media company will exclusively show the headline light-heavyweight bout between the Mexican and his Russian opponent on 2nd November, but has sublicensed the undercard to allow for greater exposure of its boxing programming and drive viewers towards its paid subscription service.

The fights add to Pluto TV and Stadium’s existing slate of combat sports. Last week, Pluto TV partnered with DAZN to launch a weekly three-hour programming block dedicated to combat sports, while Stadium bolsters an offering that already includes mixed martial arts (MMA) and Ring of Honor wrestling events.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Golden Boy will receive some commercial inventory.

A notable fight on the undercard is Evan Holyfield, son of four-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, making his professional debut against Nick Winstead, serving as one of six bouts ahead of the main event. The headline matchup sees Canelo bid to become a four-weight world champion against Kovalev, who defends his WBO belt at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Golden Boy Promotions has reached deals with over-the-top (OTT) streaming services Pluto TV and Stadium to simulcast the undercard of the world title boxing match between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev.

The agreement, which includes several regional sports networks (RSNs), is part of a five-year, 11-fight deal between Canelo and DAZN, worth a mammoth US$365 million.

The global OTT sports media company will exclusively show the headline light-heavyweight bout between the Mexican and his Russian opponent on 2nd November, but has sublicensed the undercard to allow for greater exposure of its boxing programming and drive viewers towards its paid subscription service.

The fights add to Pluto TV and Stadium’s existing slate of combat sports. Last week, Pluto TV partnered with DAZN to launch a weekly three-hour programming block dedicated to combat sports, while Stadium bolsters an offering that already includes mixed martial arts (MMA) and Ring of Honor wrestling events.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Golden Boy will receive some commercial inventory.

A notable fight on the undercard is Evan Holyfield, son of four-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, making his professional debut against Nick Winstead, serving as one of six bouts ahead of the main event. The headline matchup sees Canelo bid to become a four-weight world champion against Kovalev, who defends his WBO belt at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

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