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Boxing News: DAZN Lands Three-Year WBSS Deal In Canada

*TORONTO, CANADA (August 15, 2018) –* DAZN, the world’s largest dedicated
live sports-streaming service, today announced an exclusive, three-year
Canadian distribution agreement with World Boxing Super Series (WBSS). The
professional boxing tournament, owned by Comosa, has struck a deal to make
15 fight nights available to fans in Canada and the U.S. only on DAZN.

“As a platform built for the fans, DAZN has been mining boxing chats and
forums to see how we can bring immediate value to the community,” said
James Rushton, DAZN CEO. “We found that Canadians and Americans alike felt
left out of the terrific action and thrilling competition on display in the
World Boxing Super Series. To that end, we’re happy to announce that we’ll
stream every fight of all three tournaments.”

Launched in 2017, the WBSS is a first-of-its-kind annual boxing tournament
that brings together the ‘best of the best’ fighters to compete at venues
around the world for the Muhammad Ali trophy. The agreement will start with
the broadcast of the 2018-19 season this fall and include footage from the
initial draft Gala event, announcing the draw for Bantamweight and Super
Lightweight divisions.

Three weight classes will feature in Season II of the World Boxing Super
Series and the quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy. Two weight classes are
already announced, super lightweight and bantamweight, and the match-ups
are as follows:

*SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT:*

– ‘Interim’ WBC World Title: Regis Prograis (United States) vs. Terry
Flanagan (England)
– WBC Silver Title: Josh Taylor (Scotland) vs. Ryan Martin (United
States)
– WBA World Championship: Kiryl Relikh (Belarus) vs. Eduard Troyanovsky
(Russia)
– IBF World Championship: Ivan Baranchyk (Belarus) vs. Anthony Yigit
(Sweden)

*BANTAMWEIGHT:*

– WBA World Championship: Ryan Burnett (Northern Ireland) vs. Nonito
Donaire (Philippines)
– WBO World Championship: Zolani Tete (South Africa) vs. Mikhail Aloyan
(Russia)
– WBA ‘Regular’ World Championship: Naoya Inoue (Japan) vs. Juan
Carlos Payano (Dominican Republic)
– IBF World Championship: Emmanuel Rodriguez (Puerto Rico) vs. Jason
Moloney (Australia)

A third weight class will be announced soon, for a total of three weight
classes and 24 boxers competing in the tournament. The WBSS’s Season II
fight nights will begin in October 2018 and stretch into January and
February with finals taking place in summer 2019. Each event will air live
on DAZN Canada and be available on demand to Canadians as part of their
monthly subscription.

“COMOSA is delighted to meet the massive interest in the World Boxing Super
Series and the quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy from Canadian boxing fans.
Millions can now enjoy the world-class match-ups of Season II, ” said
Comosa.

For more information, high-res images or interview requests, please contact:

Paulo Senra, Head of Canadian PR, DAZN paulo.senra@dazn.com or 416.882.7919

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*About World Boxing Super Series: *
The World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) is a first of its kind annual boxing
tournament and will bring together the ‘best of the best’ fighters to
compete at venues around the world for the Muhammad Ali trophy. The
opening bell sounds for the first fight of the inaugural season in October
2017. A total of 16 elite boxers from two weight classes (Cruiserweight and
Super Middleweight) will battle it out on fourteen separate fight nights in
a bracket-style elimination tournament – with the winner in each division
crowned in summer 2018!
WBSS is owned and organized by Comosa AG, which was founded by Highlight
Event & Entertainment AG, Modern Times Group MTG AG, and SPAG Sauerland
Promotion AG. Highlight Event & Entertainment is the majority shareholder.

*About DAZN*
DAZN is the world’s first dedicated live sports streaming service and is
leading the change to give sports fans around the world access to sport
anytime, anywhere. DAZN launched in Canada in July 2017 with a host of
sporting rights and is currently available in the U.S., Italy, Germany,
Switzerland, Austria, and Japan. DAZN remains the only place for Canadians
to watch every single live NFL game and is the exclusive home of RedZone.
DAZN has also become the new home of UEFA Champions League, Europa League,
Serie A and offers MLS Live, MLB Network, Six Nations Rugby, boxing,
cricket and much more live and on-demand.

DAZN has been created by fans, for fans, to show there is a better and
fairer way to watch sport. DAZN guarantees no long-term contract, no
bundles, just one affordable price for access to all our sport on most
connected devices including Smart TVs, smartphones, tablets and games
consoles. In Canada, DAZN costs $20 per month or $150 for an annual
subscription.