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Tasman Fighters signs deal with DAZN to deliver Australian fights to a worldwide audience

Cruiserweight world champion Jai Opetatia. Photo credit: Getty Images

Australian promotional outfit Tasman Fighters has signed a deal with global sports streaming service DAZN that will see their cards broadcast worldwide through the premier sports streaming platform.

The deal has been a long time in the making after No Limit Boxing shored up an exclusive deal late last year with domestic cable operator Foxtel and their sports-exclusive arm Kayo to deliver boxing content.

DAZN will now become the new home for Tasman Fighters and their exciting stable of world class boxers.

In what can only be described as a massive boost for Australian boxing, DAZN will look to showcase some of Australia’s brightest talent to a global audience.

Tasman Fighters have assembled a quality stable consisting of some of the brightest talents in this part of the world, including current IBF and Ring Magazine cruiserweight world champion Jai Opetaia and contenders Taylah Robertson, Conor Wallace and Dana Coolwell.

Joseph Markowski, CEO North America, DAZN group stated: “Australia is a hot bed of boxing talent as has been shown with so many talented Australian fighters making their mark in the professional ranks these past few years.

“DAZN are incredibly excited to be teaming up with Tasman Fighters and broadcasting these brilliant events worldwide”.

Michael Francis of Tasman Fighters said: “We are committed to putting on the best shows in the country and we are proud to be working exclusively with DAZN.

“We are delighted to align ourselves with the premier broadcaster of boxing and a company that shares our vision of where we want to take the sport.

“Our athletes deserve to have their talents shown to fight fans all over the world and I’m certain viewers are going to like what they see”.

DAZN will broadcast the upcoming Tasman Fighters card featuring light heavyweight contenders Conor Wallace and Mat Sheehan on July 15.  The pair will meet in Brisbane with the Irishman’s world ranking on the line.

The main support bout features Aboriginal sensation Dana ‘Deadly’ Coolwell against undefeated former Olympian and knockout artist Luke Boyd. This explosive featherweight contest is being hailed by many as a potential barnburner.

Tasman Fighters are already planning their next show in mid-August when they hope to lure Richard Riakporhe to the Antipodes for what would be Opetaia’s first world title defence.

That bout promises to produce as much fireworks as the 28-year-old southpaw’s title winning effort against Mairis Briedis when he battled through two jaw fractures to secure the gold in July last year.

The move to broadcast Australian content further cements DAZN as the home of boxing. To become a subscriber, download the DAZN app on any internet-connected device, including living room devices such as smart TVs, streaming sticks and game consoles as well as smart phones, tablets, laptops and PCs. For more information, visit www.DAZN.com.