How the DAZN fighter roster could look by 2020, potential bouts
DAZN have been on a mission to become the must-buy platform for boxing recently.
Signing up the likes of Anthony Joshua, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, DAZN Executive Chairman John Skipper holds big ambitions for the streaming service.
Deals with Matchroom Boxing, Golden Boy and now GGG Promotions have seen DAZN expand their stable of fighters considerably in just six months of going live.
With talks ongoing with Wladimir Klitschko, Deontay Wilder and many others, World Boxing News takes a look at how the DAZN roster could look at world title level in a year’s time.
Anthony Joshua – SIGNED
Deontay Wilder – OFFER
Jarrell Miller – SIGNED
Wladimir Klitschko – OFFER
Dillian Whyte – OFFER
Derek Chisora – SIGNED
Sergey Kuzmin – SIGNED
Alexander Povetkin – SIGNED
Oleksandr Usyk – SIGNED
Pablo Cesar Cano
Robbie Davies Jnr.
Joseph Diaz Jr.
Gary Russell Jr.
Diego De La Hoya
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
TOP 10 POTENTIAL FIGHTS ON DAZN
1. Joshua v Wilder
The fight everybody wants and moving closer by the second as Wilder continues to be linked with signing for DAZN.
2. Canelo v GGG 3
Should happen in September 2019.
3. Joshua v Klitschko 2
Should Klitschko ink a lucrative offer, Joshua could rematch his old rival before facing Wilder in 2020.
4. Joshua v Usyk
A potential fight for Joshua in 2020 once the cruiserweight king grows into the division. A fight with Wilder is also possible for Usyk.
5. Wilder v Klitschko
A long shot and potentially only on the cards if Klitschko avenges his loss to Joshua.
6. Wilder v Whyte
A much-talked-about grudge match would move closer if Wilder joins the team.
7. Canelo v Smith
Canelo is already WBA ‘regular’ champ to Smith’s crown. It seems a logical fight to make next year.
8. Golovkin v Smith
Likewise with GGG, Smith wants to pack out Liverpool FC’s stadium in the summer of 2020.
9. Prograis v Hooker
Two talented 140 pounders and a solid match-up to make for DAZN.
10. Bivol v Beterbiev
Two light-heavyweight champions and an explosive encounter.