Matchroom Boxing And DAZN Signs Long-term Deal With Italian Promotion OPI Since 82

Matchroom Boxing has been expanding its reach all over the globe and now it is set to make a strong presence in Italy. 

It was announced that Matchroom Boxing, OPI Since 82, Italy’s premier boxing promoter, and the DAZN streaming service has agreed to an eight-year partnership. The deal will have the two companies make eight annual unique cards for DAZN Italy.

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The first fight card in the new partnership will take place at the Teatro Obi Hall in Florence on November 30. The card will feature a number of fights between Italian and English boxers. Below are the fights announced for November 30: 

  • Andrea Scarpa vs. Joe Hughes: Vacant EBU European Junior Welterweight Title
  • Devis Boschiero vs. Martin Joseph Ward: Vacant WBC International Silver Super Featherweight Title
  • Fabio Turchi (c) vs. Tony Conquest: WBC International Silver Cruiserweight Title

Italy is just the latest country to sign deals with Matchroom Boxing and DAZN. In 2018 alone, DAZN secured a $1 billion deal with Matchroom Boxing to expand into the United States and that was followed with a deal to expand into Canada. 

DAZN is also the exclusive home of the second season of the World Boxing Super Series in both the United States and in Canada.

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