Sports Business : BeIN Sports and Top Rank Boxing enters in a media rights partnership

One of the world’s most well known boxing promotion company,  Top Rank has entered in a media rights partnership with Global PayTV operator BeIN Sports. Top Rank promotes biggest of the global boxers including Indian pro-boxer Vijender Singh. The deal allows BeIN Sports to showcase all top boxing events promoted by Top Rank in the territory of France.   

As boxing makes its US return behind closed doors, the contract begins on 9th June with Shakur Stevenson’s featherweight world title defence against Puerto Rico’s Felix Caraballo at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. 

This is followed up with the super featherweight contest between US boxer Jessie Magdaleno and Dominican Republic’s Yenifel Vicente on 11th June, also in Las Vegas.

Top Rank, whose fighter roster includes Tyson Fury and Vasiliy Lomachenko, has also committed to producing new events every Tuesday and Thursday throughout June and July.

As part of the agreement, BeIN will also be able to offer Top Rank’s library of archived content, including classic fights featuring the likes of Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Floyd Mayweather Jr, and Manny Pacquiao.

Top Rank founder Bob Arum said: “We are pleased to announce that our incredibly talented roster of fighters will be seen on BeIN Sports throughout France, which has a rich and storied boxing history. I applaud BeIN Sports’ commitment to boxing, and I look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership.”

Martin Aurenche, BeIN’s vice president of sports content and acquisitions, added: “We are delighted to have secured the rights to broadcast Top Rank boxing events for the next two years, delivering live action from some of the world’s best fighters as well as an incredible archive of programming of some of the most memorable fights in history.