NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2020 — MATCHROOM BOXING USA and FITE, the global digital platform specializing in premium combat sports, announced a renewed distribution agreement. The deal offers the Miami Fight Night event featuring social media superstars, Jake Paul and AnEsonGib to international audiences. The exciting boxing event also includes three World Championship bouts including the Main Event: Andrade vs. Keeler. The action will be streamed live from Meridian at Island Gardens, Miami on Saturday, January 30, 2020. This contract extends the $9.99 pay-per-view fight stream to 160 countries including Australia, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, India, South Africa, Belgium, France, and New Zealand. Matchroom Boxing USA will be working with a number of prestigious broadcast partners such as DAZN, SKY, and FITE to extend the event’s availability to emerging fight audiences around the globe.
To celebrate their expanding customer base, FITE will offer a discounted $7.99 price to all past PPV buyers of the November 9th KSI-Logan Paul2 event on FITE. No coupons or special codes are needed for this discount. People who bought the KSI-LoganPaul2 PPV event on FITE, will automatically be able to buy the full Miami Fight Night feat. The Jake Paul-Gib fight for this special pay per view price! Tapping into the world of pop culture pugilists has injected new excitement and awareness of the sport; creating a larger market overall. Like his brother Logan Paul, Jake Paul also has 20 mm YouTube subscribers and has waited for this moment to display his boxing chops against AnEsonGib, a popular social media star and aspiring boxer.
“We were very happy to work with FITE on the KSI-Paul2 event,” said Eddie Hearn, President of Matchroom Boxing USA. “The global expansion they afforded us was both surprising and encouraging. It showed us the global demand for premium boxing is only getting larger, and it made sense to reteam with them again.”
The KSI-Logan Paul 2 event was one of the biggest digital PPV events last year, and helped to put both DAZN and FITE into the Top 10 Grossing Global Sports Apps for Nov. 2019. FITE CEO, Kosta Jordanov stated, “The KSI-Paul 2 event expanded the global fight market with PPV buys in over 160 countries on our platform. It brought in new fans to the fight world. We decided to provide a discount price for this event to say thank you to those buyers. And we look forward to working with Matchroom Boxing in 2020.”
The January 30th event includes a great night of boxing with a stacked card. Besides Paul-Gib, the event match-ups include these Championship matches: Tevin Farmer v. Jojo Diaz, Daniel Roman v. Murodjon Akhmadaliev and the Main Event of Demetrius Andrade v. Luke Keeler. More card information to be announced soon. The event starts at 9pm EST, with prelims at 7pm EST.
FITE will stream the fighter weigh-in ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 29th from the venue area, as well as the live free and global FITE in FOCUS show from 3-5pm EST with exclusive interviews with fighters, promoters, and surprise guests.
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About Matchroom Boxing USA
Matchroom Boxing USA is the American arm of Matchroom Boxing – the biggest boxing promotional company in Europe and world leaders in major boxing promotion and production for the past 40 years.
Matchroom Boxing and DAZN Group joined forces in a landmark $1billion venture and the biggest-ever deal in boxing. The historic eight-year deal will see Matchroom Boxing USA stage 16 ?ghts a year featuring some of the sport’s biggest stars at the best venues across America.
DAZN Group’s live and on-demand streaming service, DAZN, will be the exclusive US broadcast partner and also feature Matchroom’s existing 16 ?ght nights in the UK. This iconic investment in the ?ghts, talent, content, and promotion of boxing will reignite fans’ passion for the sport and engage a new generation of ?ght fans.
Matchroom Boxing USA’s roster boasts World champions like Demetrius Andrade, Dmitry Bivol, Devin Haney, Tevin Farmer, Billy Joe Saunders, Daniel Roman, Amanda Serrano, pound-for-pound king Oleksandr Usyk and a host of rising American and Mexican talents.
Matchroom Boxing has become a powerhouse in boxing promotions with over 100 events in the last ?ve years with 57 World title ?ghts as part of an exclusive broadcast deal with Sky Sports, and are the central player in the rebirth of boxing in Britain – hosting sold-out shows across the country and have ultimately contributed to the growing popularity of the sport.
Matchroom Boxing events achieve consistent record breaking ?gures and our international TV presence offers the perfect platform for brands to gain global visibility. Our international audience continues to grow – now spanning both hemispheres. Matchroom Boxing events are broadcast throughout central and eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Kim Hurwitz, FITE