On a historic night, Irish star Katie Taylor defeated Puerto Rican sensation Amanda Serrano in an epic battle to retain the undisputed lightweight crown, setting a new public record for women’s boxing as 1.5 million people watched the fight.
The duel that took place at Madison Square Garden before a crowd of 19,187 and was broadcast on DAZN is now the most watched women’s boxing match in history on an unforgettable night as the two valiant fighters traded powerful blows over an impressive 10 rounds.
Among the more than 170 markets that attracted global viewership, the United States and the United Kingdom were the countries in which the most fans captured the fight, while Spain, Canada, Ireland, Germany, Australia, Italy, Japan and Brazil took the top 10. In addition, the DAZN app was the most popular app Global win on Apple and Google over the weekend, as well as Ireland’s most downloaded sports app, on both iOS and Android.
“Everyone was talking about this fight being the biggest in women’s boxing history, but I think it actually surpassed everything people were talking about,” said Katie Taylor, tonight’s big winner.
Similarly, Katie stated: “It was a very special moment. I think Amanda and I have broken a lot of barriers over the past two years in our sport. I love my sport and want to continue making history.”
We won. We won for equality. We won for fair pay. We won boxing. We won for the women. We won for the girls. So I raise my hand as a champion, regardless of the outcome of the fight.”
Shay Segev, CEO of DAZN Group, said: “Saturday was a victory for women’s boxing and DAZN. Promoting women’s sport is central to our mission: in addition to being part of our social impact agenda, we have always done so. A business opportunity for DAZN and the Saturday fight confirmed this. “.
“The fight’s amazing viewership numbers and new subscriber numbers are testament to its wide popularity and will spread further in the right direction. I’m glad DAZN has been in the spotlight at this historic moment.”
Joseph Markowski, Executive Vice President of DAZN Group, said: “Taylor vs Serrano night was a historic night for boxing, women’s sports and DAZN as more history was made with a global broadcast audience of 1.5 million amazing audiences on our platform.
“The promotion as a whole was a watershed moment that propelled women’s boxing to prominence, and we look forward to promoting and broadcasting many great events like this on DAZN in the future.”
“I’ve said it before, women’s boxing has longevity and sustainability,” said Eddie Hearn, president of Matchroom Sport. “And on Saturday night, forget about the men or women, they saw one of the greatest fights in Madison Square Garden history.”
“It was amazing and I am so proud of Katie Taylor, the greatest Irish athlete of all time. She is such a humble person, an inspiration to the next generation of women’s boxing talent, and a great ambassador for us and DAZN. She was.” t wait. “Let’s see what’s next for her and for women’s boxing.”
Jake Paul and Nakisa Bedrian, founders of Most Valuable Promotions added: “Saturday night will go down in history as one of the biggest fights in boxing.
“Whether you’re there or watch it on DAZN, it’s a night you’ll remember fondly. Amanda and Katie left everything in the ring, proving to the end that they are some of the best athletes in the sport. We’ve been honored to support Amanda on her journey over the past year and we can’t be proud More to represent a fighter than her talent and personality.”
“This fight was more than just winning a title or belt. It raised the bar for all math, today and for generations to come.”
As part of DAZN’s schedule of ongoing fights, in the footsteps of Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano, There’s another blockbuster for this Saturday, May 7th, where Canelo vs. Bivol, live on DAZN PPV in the US and Canada, as well as on a DAZN subscription from many other countries around the world.
The highly anticipated event will see the undisputed super middleweight champion, holder of world titles in four different divisions, fighter of the moment and number one fighter, Canelo, continuing his quest for one of the greatest legacies the sport has ever seen.
His opponent is Dmitriy Bevol, who has an impeccable track record and has defended his WBA heavyweight belt an incredible number of consecutive times. Canelo’s rise in weight on Saturday in his bid to win a belt unchanged since 2016 will mark his eleventh – and possibly last? – Bevol Gallery.