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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:04 pm 
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“I don’t know his situation with Top Rank but if he is a free agent we’ll definitely be talking to Manny Pacquiao about fighting on DAZN,”Hearn said to Fighthype. “[Amir Khan is] definitely a potential fight. I’d like, still, to make the Kell Brook-Amir Khan fight…I hope it happens but we’ll see.”

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Khan, 31, would do most of the work when it comes to promoting the Pacquiao-Khan fight if he were to sign with Hearn for his DAZN streaming service. Pacquiao looked great against Matthysse, but that was against a fighter that is well past his prime. Khan would be a really hard fight for Pacquiao. Matthysse made Pacquiao look better than he actually is due to how far past his prime he is. If Hearn were to sign Pacquiao, there’s a possibility that he would want to have him milk his WBA 147 lb. title for as long as possible if he’s bringing in the subscribers to his DAZN service.

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Hearn believes that his DAZN streaming service will supply better content than ESPN+. However, Hearn still doesn’t have the fighters in his stable to provide the superior contender compared to ESPN+, which shows mostly Top Rank fighters. Hearn recently added these fighters to his DAZN streaming deal:

– Jessie Vargas

– Maurice Blocker

– Artur Beterbiev

– Demetrius Andrade

– Daniel Roman

– Jarrell Miller

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Obviously these are not the biggest names in boxing. The World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) has done much better in adding fighters to their tournaments to attract interest. Hearn should have attempted to add the WBSS tournament to his DAZN service.

Hearn will have heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua defending against Alexander Povetkin on DAZN on September 22. Hearn could get a lot more fans interested in DAZN if he matched Joshua against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder. A lot of fans would subscribe to DAZN if Hearn would stop delaying the Joshua-Wilder fight. Hearn’s plan appears to be to match Joshua against Povetkin followed by Jarrell Miller and then Dillian Whyte in a rematch. Those two fights will likely take up all of 2019 unless Joshua decides to get in a third fight. I don’t think he will. Miller and Whyte won’t bring in a lot of interest in Hearn’s DAZN deal.

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ESPN+ costs half as much as DAZN, and it has bigger names like Terence Crawford and Vasyl Lomachenko. DAZN may need to drop the subscription price if they want to get fans to subscribe in great numbers. Certainly from the standpoint of the less than stellar fighters that Hearn has signed recently, he’s not likely going to be able to do better than ESPN+ in terms of subscribers. If DAZN had started out at a lower price like ESPN+ at $4.99, it would improve the chances of it doing well. Starting out at $10.00 is a foolish thing. DAZN needs Errol Spence, Keith Thurman, Erislandy Lara, Jarrett Hurd, Jermell Charlo, Jermall Charlo, Danny Garcia, Regis Prograis and Manny Pacquiao.

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Hearn will need to add true top fighters for him to bring in enough subscriptions to keep his DAZN deal going beyond the two-year period. A lot of boxing fans believe that DAZN will move on if Hearn doesn’t bring in a high number of subscriptions to justify the money that they’re giving him. Hearn has a lot of money to work with from his DAZN, but he hasn’t been able to use the money to lure the best fighters – Deontay Wilder, Errol Spence Jr., Danny Garcia, Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter, Jermell Charlo and Jermall Charlo – to sign with him.

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Hearn tried to sign fading but still popular Adrien Broner to his DAZN network for a 3-fight, $6.75 million deal, but he turned him down and posted the offer on social media to ridicule. The Charlo brothers weren’t interested in signing with Hearn for the money he was offering them. If Hearn was willing to make huge money offers, they might sign with him. Hearn isn’t used to offering the big money that many U.S fighters require.

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WELTERWEIGHT

A welterweight boxer's weight is greater than 63.5 kg (140 lb), but no more than 66.7 kg (147 lb).

Henry Armstrong holds the record for the most consecutive title defenses at this division, with 19 defenses of the lineal title.

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Current champions

WBA (Super) January 16, 2015 Keith Thurman 28–0–0 (22 KO)
WBA(Regular) July 15, 2018 Manny Pacquiao 60–7–2 (39 KO)
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IBF May 27, 2017 Errol Spence Jr. 24–0–0 (21 KO)
WBO June 9, 2018 Terence Crawford 33–0–0 (24 KO)

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Could a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch happen? It starts with Floyd, says Bob Arum

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Manny Pacquiao’s longtime promoter Bob Arum is planning an early August trip to the Philippines to discuss the eight-division champion’s next bout.

The possibilities include lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, unbeaten welterweight champion Terence Crawford … and, perhaps, a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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“Can you ever say no to Mayweather?” Arum asked in a Tuesday conversation with the Los Angeles Times. “It won’t be the crazy event of last time, but it’d still be a major attraction.”

The 38-year-old Pacquiao boosted his stock Saturday night by knocking out World Boxing Assn. secondary welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round after dropping Matthysse twice before the finish.

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Mayweather (50-0), who retired after his lucrative novelty boxing match against Conor McGregor in August made him Forbes’ richest entertainer, attended a charity basketball event at on UCLA Tuesday night.

“I had a chance to see Manny Pacquiao. Congratulations to Manny Pacquiao. Everyone’s constantly asking me, ‘Are you going to fight Manny Pacquiao?’” Mayweather told video reporters after the charity game. “Like I said before, we did what we had to do. I won. He had excuses. Manny Pacquiao, keep up the good work.”

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The unbeaten former champion defeated Pacquiao by unanimous decision in May 2015 in a bout that stands as the most lucrative in the sport’s history with more than $600 million earned.

Yet, it was widely panned because the pair waited far too long to make a date that was ripe in 2010, while Pacquiao fought with an injured left shoulder and Mayweather fought evasively.

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A close associate of Mayweather said that while the retired fighter from Las Vegas has “been taking it easy, traveling,” there’s intrigue for a bout that could be promoted by the phrase “No Excuses,” following Pacquiao’s first-fight injury.

Arum said that if Mayweather expresses any appetite for a rematch, he will discuss it with Pacquiao in the Philippines.

“Mayweather has to say something … if the fighter’s retired, he’s retired,” Arum said. “He’s got to make the first move.”

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Mayweather is a two-time winner of The Ring Fighter of the Year award (1998 and 2007), a three-time winner of the Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year award (2007, 2013, and 2015), and a six-time winner of the Best Fighter ESPY Award(2007–2010, 2012–2014).

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