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There are often times a bit of news will come out about boxing but creating a new thread for it seems a waste of time and will just unneccessarily add to the hundreds of pages that already exist on the forum so I figured I'd make this in case it's not just me who feels this way (and I want to comment about something I've just seen that isn't worthy of its own thread).
 

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OK so KSI (a youtuber from the UK plus he fought Jake Paul's brother in his pro-debut a few years back) is "fighting" this weekend on DAZN PPV, I already knew it was on PPV here which I actually don't mind as I wouldn't watch it if it was free anyway (we've got Pedraza vs Commey to look forward to instead) but I've just seen that for the first time since DAZN launched their PPV service I believe, the show will be PPV not only here but in the USA too!

Does anyone in the US even know who KSI is? I barely know who he is and we're from the same country. The fight is taking place in London so will be on in the afternoon in parts of the US, and is scheduled for 6 rounds lol, who's buying this? I've just looked up his opponent he's British too so yeah very surprised DAZN are charging in the US, obviously I or DAZN are missing something here but at this point it seems DAZN are simply taking the piss.
 

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I'm from the States and follow boxing, though not as much as I once did. That said, I've never heard of KSI but have seen where DAZN has changed their stance on PPV fights. One of their big selling points of their business plan when they first got started was to stream championship caliber fights with name fighters for the price of your basic subscription and one of the reasons I have had it for a few years now.

This new PPV format is not in line with that initial business plan and one that has me considering if I will keep my subscription when it is due in a month from now. They also raised their yearly subscription price from $99 to $149 USD--------AND now charging PPV for their big fights. Bit of a "money grab" in my eyes.
 

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I'm from the States and follow boxing, though not as much as I once did. That said, I've never heard of KSI but have seen where DAZN has changed their stance on PPV fights. One of their big selling points of their business plan when they first got started was to stream championship caliber fights with name fighters for the price of your basic subscription and one of the reasons I have had it for a few years now.

This new PPV format is not in line with that initial business plan and one that has me considering if I will keep my subscription when it is due in a month from now. They also raised their yearly subscription price from $99 to $149 USD--------AND now charging PPV for their big fights. Bit of a "money grab" in my eyes.
Yep same over here, they've gone PPV mad, aside from this KSI show tomorrow night they're putting Eubank Jr vs Benn and Canelo vs GGG III (which will be shown here at 3 in the morning) on PPV also so that's 3 PPV shows in 6 weeks and then they wonder why people just rip it off.

The changes indicate the business is in financial distress, $99 to $149 is quite a leap in one go, smacks of an attempt to stop the bleeding
 

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Yep same over here, they've gone PPV mad, aside from this KSI show tomorrow night they're putting Eubank Jr vs Benn and Canelo vs GGG III (which will be shown here at 3 in the morning) on PPV also so that's 3 PPV shows in 6 weeks and then they wonder why people just rip it off.

The changes indicate the business is in financial distress, $99 to $149 is quite a leap in one go, smacks of an attempt to stop the bleeding


This thread got me off my ass and I made the decision to cancel DAZN for reasons stated. The $50 a year increase combined with the now PPV fees for top fights makes it not worth it to me to keep it.

What attracted me to it initially was the varied number of sports they stream: Boxing, MMA, Darts, Cricket, Snooker and other Billiards, Motorcycle Racing, F-1, Football, Baseball, Basketball, etc.

I do watch more darts and snooker than anything else but can find all of that on u-tube now with no cost to me.

If I want to watch darts exclusively, I can go back to subscribing to PDC Live that streams all PDC and Premier League Dart matches throughout the year.

That $149 can now go to cold bottles of barley pop and other spirits. Win/Win
 

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OK so KSI (a youtuber from the UK plus he fought Jake Paul's brother in his pro-debut a few years back) is "fighting" this weekend on DAZN PPV, I already knew it was on PPV here which I actually don't mind as I wouldn't watch it if it was free anyway (we've got Pedraza vs Commey to look forward to instead) but I've just seen that for the first time since DAZN launched their PPV service I believe, the show will be PPV not only here but in the USA too!

Does anyone in the US even know who KSI is? I barely know who he is and we're from the same country. The fight is taking place in London so will be on in the afternoon in parts of the US, and is scheduled for 6 rounds lol, who's buying this? I've just looked up his opponent he's British too so yeah very surprised DAZN are charging in the US, obviously I or DAZN are missing something here but at this point it seems DAZN are simply taking the piss.
None of these Youtubers are people I have heard of but then I'm the wrong generation, I'm guessing all their followers are in the Sub 25 market who will seem to pay to watch them do anything. I'm guessing Youtube is pretty geographically agnostic so while a british YT guy will get more fans locally there will be lots every where.
 

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Yep same over here, they've gone PPV mad, aside from this KSI show tomorrow night they're putting Eubank Jr vs Benn and Canelo vs GGG III (which will be shown here at 3 in the morning) on PPV also so that's 3 PPV shows in 6 weeks and then they wonder why people just rip it off.

The changes indicate the business is in financial distress, $99 to $149 is quite a leap in one go, smacks of an attempt to stop the bleeding
Yeh I have mentioned before DAZN looks shaky going from no PPV to all PPV, I have watched all the Canelo fights at 4,5am for free up to now and they have now put this one PPV and I expect all of his future fights will be which I won't pay for. I don't care about Youtube fights so I would never pay for that. The Benn v Eubank Jr fight is exactly the kind of fight that EH would have previously claimed would have been a Sky PPV and part of the sub on DAZN but now it is DAZN PPV too. I pretty much have a rule that to even consider a PPV it has to be a World Title fight (I have only broken that once for Whyte v Povetkin but that had a great undercard and was during COVID when we weren't allowed out). I'm holding on to see the rest of the Matchroom autumn schedule to see whether it is worth keeping my DAZN, the Wood v Lara fight and undercard are great but they will need to have at least 2 more shows like that during oct and Nov for me to stay on board.
 

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Yeh I have mentioned before DAZN looks shaky going from no PPV to all PPV, I have watched all the Canelo fights at 4,5am for free up to now and they have now put this one PPV and I expect all of his future fights will be which I won't pay for. I don't care about Youtube fights so I would never pay for that. The Benn v Eubank Jr fight is exactly the kind of fight that EH would have previously claimed would have been a Sky PPV and part of the sub on DAZN but now it is DAZN PPV too. I pretty much have a rule that to even consider a PPV it has to be a World Title fight (I have only broken that once for Whyte v Povetkin but that had a great undercard and was during COVID when we weren't allowed out). I'm holding on to see the rest of the Matchroom autumn schedule to see whether it is worth keeping my DAZN, the Wood v Lara fight and undercard are great but they will need to have at least 2 more shows like that during oct and Nov for me to stay on board.
Didn't you buy AJ vs Whyte? I did, can't remember the undercard though but that was back when the price was less obviously
 

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Tomorrow night undefeated British 175lb champion Dan Azeez makes the 2nd defence of the title against Shakan Pitters, gutted I won't be available to watch it live but first thing Sunday I'll be watching, I like the fight, best on the card imo, I'm gonna go with Azeez but Pitters has the tools to win it but he needs time and space and he won't be getting either tomorrow night of that I'm sure.
 

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The BBBC have followed the English Premier League and decided to postpone all events this weekend in wake of the passing of the Queen yesterday.

So the grugde match between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall will now take place on October 15th
 

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Denzel Bentley just made a successful defence of his British 160lb title with a 4th round stoppage at the iconic York Hall. A good but short scrap, very entertaining. Morrison unhappy with his trainer calling it when he did but it was only going to end one way at that point in the fight.

Would love to see the rematch with Cash, I picked him to win that and he got destroyed but I think he could do much better next time.
 
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