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Boxing Star Canelo Signs Biggest Ever Single-Athlete Contract

  • Canelo Alvarez’s next 11 fights will stream on DAZN service
  • Deal with DAZN hints at future without pay-per-view bouts
Boxer Canelo Alvarez

Boxer Canelo Alvarez

Photographer: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

DAZN Group Executive Chairman John Skipper was in Los Angeles earlier this month when he learned boxing star Canelo Alvarez might be willing to sign with the newly launched sports streaming service. Despite having only two pairs of clothes, Skipper said he refused to leave the city until a deal was signed nine days later.

“I wore the same damn clothes every other day,” said Skipper, ESPN’s former president, prior to an event at Madison Square Garden announcing the deal.