What separates DAZN from other similar streaming services like ESPN+? According to the platform's senior vice president Joe Markowski, it's value. I had a chance to speak with Markowski this week ahead of the platform's first two events since launching in the United States. Markowski knows DAZN's monthly subscription service is $5 more expensive than ESPN+ at $9.99, but he points to the amount of content as proof of its bang for consumer's buck. In its opening 12 months, DAZN will stream more than 80 events. Overall, DAZN's combat sports content will include shows from Matchroom Boxing, World Boxing Super Series, Bellator MMA, and Combate Americas. With each event lasting between 4 and 5 hours,
Raj Nagra talks about the Bartender Boxing event
This is the shocking moment a mass brawl broke out at a boxing match when fans from Leicester and Nottingham clashed over football chants being sung. Chairs and punches were thrown in the fight at the King Power Stadium in Leicester on September 15. The fight continued on to the street outside and later into the evening where only two people were involved. The boxing match was the professional debut of Nottingham boxer Brad Daws, against Nicaraguan Elvis Guillen. Promoter Carl Greaves said: 'Brad did 150 tickets so there was a large Nottingham following there, and that didn't go down well. I didn't put two and two together with the rivalry between Nottingham and Leicester fans. 'His fans were
C A Kuttappa -- the sole Dronacharya awardee in Indian boxing this year -- is a “sought-after” man in the national camp and the “crucial role” he played in Vijender Singh becoming India's first Olympic medallist in the sport is a tale in itself. “Do write that I beat him in 2003 at a national competition,” laughed Vijender when asked for his thoughts on the 39-year-old Armyman being named one of the Dronacharya awardees of 2018. “In 2009, Viju (Vijender) had asked me 'coach sir, aap apply toh karo, main aapko support karunga' but I said, how can I even think of it,” he recalled. The trail-blazing Vijender's is not the only career he has shaped, Kuttappa has also worked closely with, among others, Suranjoy Singh, who won an astonishing eight successive international gold medals at his peak, and Shiva Thapa, India's first boxer to win three consecutive Asian Championship medals, including a gold, and till date the youngest to qualify for the Olympics.
The Boxing Federation of India will host an International Boxing Association (AIBA) 2-star course for coaches in Rohtak from October 20 to 28. The course for coaches will be followed by an examination, clearing which will make the participants eligible for seconding at AIBA events. Seconding involves in-ring coaching during the two one-minute breaks in a bout. "The last AIBA 2-star Coach Course was hosted by the Indonesian Boxing Federation in the city of Manado in July 7-15 just before the Jakarta Asian Games which was a great success," an official in the international federation told PTI. The course fee is USD 150 per participant and must be paid to the Boxing Federation of India by October
World heavyweight champion Manuel Charr has had to call off next week's title defence, and is set to be stripped of his WBA belt, after testing positive for steroids. The 33-year-old, who was born in Lebanon but lives in Germany, was due to defend his title against American Fres Oquendo, 45, in Cologne on September 29, but the fight is off after Charr tested positive for two anabolic steroids. "Under the circumstances, we will unfortunately have to cancel the world title fight," Charr told Cologne-based newspaper Express and his management confirmed the title defence was off to SID, an AFP subsidiary.
With a crucial Thursday vote drawing near, international anti-doping officials are facing global resistance to the idea of reinstating the embattled Russian Anti-Doping Agency. It was earlier this month that news broke of the World Anti-Doping Agency potentially relaxing some of the conditions it had placed on RUSADA, which was suspended about three years ago in the midst of the Russian doping scandal. On Wednesday, international track athletes joined a chorus of voices opposed to any shift in WADA's original “roadmap” for reinstatement. “The sporting community around the world has spoken and the message is consistent and clear,” the athletes commission of the International Assn. of Athletics Federationstated in an open letter.
Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably one of the most influential players in world football — but it's not only soccer stars who look up to him. Heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has revealed that he finds inspiration in the Juventus forward, who is in extraordinary shape. In the lead-up to his fight with Alexander Povetkin on Saturday, Joshua said he visited Under Armour research laboratories to analyse his fitness and find out how he could improve his regime. "I could go in there and knock out Povetkin in a round or two but then there is the eight weeks of intense sparring, doing 200 rounds, you have to protect your body," the fighter said, according to The Telegraph. Talking about his motivation
ESPN.com Who is the world's best fighter, regardless of weight class? Check out ESPN's latest top 10. Don't forget to check out Dan Rafael's divisional rankings, which are updated weekly. For a list of the current champions in all weight classes, click here. Note: Results are through Sept. 19. THE PANEL: Dan Rafael, Teddy Atlas, Bernardo Pilatti, Eric Raskin, Nick Parkinson, Nigel Collins, Joe Cortez, Charles Moynihan, Claudia Trejos and Salvador Rodriguez The rankings are based on a descending points system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 points, a second-place vote receiving nine points and so on. A tie goes to the fighter with the highest ranking, and then with the most votes at that
Gervonta Davis just got called out -- personally and professionally -- by one of the biggest rising stars in sports (and Oscar De La Hoya's prized prospect) who says he'll easily KO Tank ... If Tank can stay out of trouble to even make the fight. The kid talking the trash is Ryan Garcia ... a 16-0 lightweight contender who is signed to Oscar's Golden Boy Promotions banner, and who's the talk of the boxing world. Garcia is being hailed as the next Oscar ... and has already garnered over 1 million followers on IG ... because of his KO power, and movie star looks. Ryan and Tank are in the same weight class, and when we ran into Garcia in L.A. and asked if he wanted a piece of Davis he said he didn't