Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder share co-main event slots against Otto Wallin and Joseph Parker on December 23 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The heavyweight extravaganza that also features world title defences from Dmitry Bivol and Jai Opetaia takes the place of the original date pencilled in for Tyson Fury’s undisputed clash with Oleksandr Usyk, now set for February 17.
Despite Joshua and Wilder not facing off, the event has been filled with other exciting fighters including a potential barnstormer between Daniel Dubois and Jarrell Miller and the return of both Filip Hrgovic and Frank Sanchez.
It was announced this week that DAZN PPV has secured worldwide rights, with some other broadcasters set to be announced regionally.
A statement from the promotion – also behind Fury’s recent crossover bout with Francis Ngannou – announced the deal.
“His Excellency Advisor Turki Alalshikh, Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority, highlighted the significance of the partnership with DAZN platform. He emphasised that the company’s extensive expertise in sports streaming services, coupled with their professionalism and exceptional capabilities, make them an ideal partner for handling such significant events. This agreement also fulfils the long-standing demand of boxing enthusiasts to witness “The Day of Reckoning” with the highest quality and international standards.”
Whilst it will land under the regular DAZN subscription for some territories, the UK and US will pay for the privilege – but many fans believe the £19.99 UK and $39.99 price tags are ‘a bargain.’
The UK price comes just under Fury-Ngannou, which was £21.95 on TNT Sports Box Office, and is half the ESPN US cost for that, which was $79.99.
One fan said: “From some of the previous cards I’ve seen priced the same, this actually is good value for once,” and others agreed, confirming they would be purchasing the ‘stacked’ night of boxing.
It will be the first time Anthony Joshua fights on pay-per-view this year following two subscription-based bouts against Jermaine Franklin and Robert Helenius.