DAZN: Canelo Alvarez-Daniel Jacobs fight had more than 1.2 million streams worldwide

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The Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs middleweight title unification fight had more than 1.2 million views worldwide, DAZN announced Wednesday. (Yahoo Sports)
The Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs middleweight title unification fight had more than 1.2 million views worldwide, DAZN announced Wednesday. (Yahoo Sports)

Canelo Alvarez continues to show he’s arguably boxing’s biggest draw. DAZN announced on Wednesday that Alvarez’s unanimous decision victory over Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight title unification bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas did more than 1.2 million streams worldwide.

DAZN is available in the U.S., Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and Switzerland. A spokesperson declined to specify how well the fight did in the U.S., but a source with knowledge of the information said there were roughly 700,000 concurrent live streams on Saturday.

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Alvarez won a unanimous decision over Jacobs by scores of 115-113, 115-113 and 116-112.

Amid much fanfare, Alvarez signed a $365 million contract with the streaming service last year, which at the time was the richest contract in sports.

He’s the centerpiece of a strategy in boxing to make a huge impact, along with stars such as IBF-WBA-WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and former middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin. Joshua will fight Andy Ruiz on June 1 at Madison Square Garden. The following weekend, Golovkin will fight Steve Rolls at MSG.

DAZN officials also said there were no reports of substantial outages or buffering.

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