Boxing's first billion dollar deal

1$ billion joint venture between Perform Group and Matchroom Boxing created to bring boxing to a new generation of fans.

Perform and Matchroom Boxing

The joint venture between Matchroom Boxing and Perform Group is worth $1 billion and represents the biggest-ever deal in boxing. DAZN, Perform’s live and on-demand streaming service, will be the exclusive US broadcast partner for the 16 US fight nights plus Matchroom’s existing 16 fight nights in the UK. The historic deal will see 16 fights staged a year featuring some of the sport’s biggest stars at the best venues across America.

Key facts

  • 8 year, $1 billion deal represents the biggest ever in boxing.
  • DAZN, Perform’s live and on-demand streaming service, as exclusive US broadcaster.
  • Investment to cover fights, talent, content, and promotion of boxing.
  • Minimum of 32 big fight nights per year.
  • 16 fight nights in the UK, 16 in the US.

Reaction to the announcement

“This is a historic moment for Matchroom and the sport of boxing. Since our expansion to the US, we have been looking for a partner that shares our vision and that can give us the volume of dates and rights fees required to build the strongest stable in world boxing and take it to a new level.”

Eddie Hearn, Managing Director, Matchroom Boxing