By Mark Elezaj
According to numerous sources, including us here at The Fighting Voice, it has been reported that the DAZN streaming service company is struggling financially and looking for a way to raise more money to save its future.
Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn says that is just not the case, considering all of the circumstances.
Hearn, who recently made it clear that the days of overpaying boxers just to get them to fight on DAZN are probably long gone, addressed “the DAZN situation” while conducting an Instagram Live chat Last Tuesday.
Hearn explained that there is currently a plan in place to start discussions regarding fights DAZN will be scheduling or rescheduling.
“Don’t believe everything you hear,” Hearn said about DAZN. “I’ve got meetings Friday to sort the schedule.
“There is no DAZN situation. You know, every time I post I’ve got a million bots that go ‘oh yeah, DAZN has gone broke, DAZN this and that.’ Just wait and see. We’ve got a meeting on Friday to discuss the schedule coming up. It ain’t ideal times for anybody! I mean, if you’ve got a subscription company that thrives off live sport and there’s been no live sport, it’s obviously not the best. But we’re crackin’ on, mate.”
Hearn also hopes to contact Dana White to initiate talks about a potential fight between UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou and Heavyweight Contender Dillian Whyte.
“I’m going to be reaching out to Dana White and saying: ‘Tell me how this works? Can we actually do this? Are we doing it in a ring, are we doing it in a cage? Are we doing one round of each?’ It’s really got a lot of momentum and a lot of promise. I think there’s a really good chance it could happen,” said Hearn during an interview.
~ The Fighting Voice ~