Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport LEAVES Sky after ten-year boxing partnership, signing ‘seismic’ new five-year TV deal with DAZN…but it does NOT include heavyweight duo Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte
- Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport will soon be leaving Sky Sports
- The companies have been working together in boxing broadcasts for more than a decade
- Now Hearn has signed a lucrative five-year deal with DAZN streaming service
- The deal does not include world champion Anthony Joshua and his future fights
Eddie Hearn has confirmed his ‘game-changing’ deal with streaming service DAZN, ending a 25-year partnership with Sky Sports.
Matchroom boxers will now fight on the global platform, which launched in the UK last year. The five-year contract, believed to be worth nine figures, does not yet include Anthony Joshua, who has a separate deal with Sky with one more fight left.
“Today is a monumental day for our company, our fighters and the sport of boxing in the UK,” said Hearn.
Eddie Hearn has revealed that his Matchroom Sport will end its partnership with Sky Sports
“Our goal is to provide a viewing experience that is truly groundbreaking.”
The deal is shaking up the UK boxing TV market, with Sky’s future in the sport now uncertain.
The deal is reportedly worth nine figures and looks set to kick off with three weeks of Fight Camp in Matchroom HQ’s backyard at the end of July
World champion Anthony Joshua is not included in the deal, although Hearn expects their professional relationship to last for the rest of his boxing career