sport news DAZN launches in the UK with Billy Joe Saunders vs Canelo Alvarez expected to ...

Streaming giants DAZN launch in the UK with plans to smash Sky and BT Sport's domination of the sports TV market by winning rights for big fights including Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury III AND Premier League coverage Streaming service DAZN, the of sport, is set to launch in the UK in May  Billy Joe Saunders poised to face Canelo Alvarez on May 2 in first fight shown  DAZN are also set to bid for the rights to show Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury III  It is anticipated that viewers will pay around £4.99 a month for the service DAZN will show 12 fights a year and hope to expand to show top flight football

By Daniel Matthews For Mailonline

Published: 13:12 GMT, 2 March 2020 | Updated: 14:29 GMT, 2 March 2020

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DAZN, the so-called of sport, is to launch in the UK in May - with Billy Joe Saunders expected to face Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in a mouthwatering first fight on the streaming service.

Sportsmail can reveal that the UK-based platform will expand to more than 200 countries, starting with Canelo's return to the ring on May 2.

WBO super-middleweight champion Saunders is the front-runner to face world boxing's biggest star, though no deal has yet been finalised. Liverpool's WBA champion Callum Smith is also in the mix for the kind of mammoth showdown both have long craved.

DAZN is set to launch in the UK in May, with Billy Joe Saunders involved in the first fight shown

DAZN is set to launch in the UK in May, with Billy Joe Saunders involved in the first fight shown

WBO super-middleweight champion Saunders is set to take on Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez on May 2

WBO super-middleweight champion Saunders is set to take on Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez on May 2

DAZN's impending expansion marks another seismic shift in the British broadcasting landscape, which has been dominated for the past few decades by the likes of Sky Sports and BT Sport.

DAZN have not been shy in splashing the cash since entering boxing with a $1billion, eight-year deal with Hearn back in 2018.

They are likely to continue in this vein after going global. It's expected they will bid to broadcast the trilogy fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, reportedly penciled in for July in Las Vagas.

DAZN will bid for the rights to show the third fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder

DAZN will bid for the rights to show the third fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder

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