Golden Boy, the leading media and entertainment brand has teamed up with global sports streaming giant DAZN to announce the launch of a new monthly boxing series featuring top prospects and rising contenders. The series debuts on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Avalon Hollywood and consists of a three-hour program including a two-hour block of live fights followed by a one-hour studio show. The studio show will feature renowned writers from Ring Magazine as they provide in-depth analysis and previews from boxing events around the globe. The series will be distributed to regional cable channels throughout the U.S. as well as across the globe on international TV stations and networks.
“This Golden Boy DAZN series reinforces our commitment to making fighting entertainment more accessible and affordable to the masses,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “We’re proud to deliver boxing fans great live fights along with the new Ring Report, a weekly studio show covering the world of boxing with an innovative social media twist and content from top boxing bloggers in the business.”
Fight fans have yearned for a consistent night and time for boxing, left by the void caused by the loss of USA’s Tuesday Night Fights, which ran for 16 years, and ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, which ran for an additional 17 years before being canceled in 2015. A consistent night and time for pugilistic action was part of the boxing culture for over 30 years, and Golden Boy is proud to bring it back and grow a new fan base around this series.
These events will also introduce and familiarize fans with the world champions and stars of the next generation, who will then graduate to the kind of high-caliber DAZN events that currently feature the likes of Canelo Alvarez, Anthony Joshua, Jaime Munguia, and many others.
The live boxing series will air monthly on the following dates:
- March 21, 2019
- April 25, 2019
- May 16, 2019
- June 13, 2019
- July 18, 2019
- August 22, 2019
- September 26, 2019
- October 24, 2019
- November 14, 2019
- December 5, 2019
Golden Boy’s in-house production entity will produce the live series as a Golden Boy DAZN presentation. The monthly live fights and studio show will air from 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. ET/7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. PT on regional cable channels throughout the U.S. as well as across the globe on international TV stations and networks. Golden Boy will work closely with its U.S. and international affiliates, supplying them with customized promos and marketing materials to drive fans to tune-in to the series.
Details on the Golden Boy DAZN affiliates will be announced shortly.