DAZN snaps rights for Wilder vs Fury II in Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy and Switzerland
The live and on-demand sports streaming service DAZN has acquired the rights to stream Saturday’s re-match between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and the British challenger Tyson Fury in five of its markets.
The highly anticipated fight, taking place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on 22 February, will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN in Germany, Austria, Spain and Italy, and non-exclusively in Switzerland.
Jacopo Tonoli, the chief commercial officer of the DAZN Group, said: “We are thrilled to bring this heavyweight clash to five of our markets. Both Wilder and Fury are exceptionally entertaining fighters and will put on a show to remember for our subscribers in Las Vegas on 22 February. DAZN is proud to bring boxing fans the best fights across all weight divisions as part of our flexible and accessible offering.”
The last encounter between the two heavyweights saw an epic duel lasting 12 rounds, with the American Wilder retaining his title following a draw decision.
In the past 12 months, DAZN has also streamed Anthony Joshua’s shock defeat and subsequent victory over Andy Ruiz Jr, Canelo Alvarez’s light-heavyweight victory of Sergey Kovalev, and Gennady Golovkin’s title-winning bout against Sergiy Derevyanchenko.