WBC President Mauricio Suleiman claims that the defeat in the distant 2013 to the king of “pound” American Floyd Mayweather could cost the rapidly gaining popularity of the Mexican Saul Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KO) career.
The American took advantage of the superstar status, insisted on an intermediate weight – up to 68.9 kg. the 23-year-old dehydrated Mexican held the fight bleakly, lost to Mayweather by a majority decision of the judges. So far, this is the only defeat of Canelo Alvarez in the professionals.
“Saul is building his legacy,” Suleiman praises the favorite. — He’s young, active, and hungry. He wants to be the best of the best. And he learns from mistakes. He entered the fight with Mayweather too early. And this defeat could have ruined his career altogether. But then he focused, came back, learned his lesson, and got angry. I think the day canelo finishes his career, we will put His name on a very small list of the best of the best in Boxing history.”
Media: The coronavirus pandemic almost ruined DAZN streaming
Dazn streaming, which is rapidly gaining momentum, almost fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic — the platform suffered huge losses during its downtime. RingPolska claims that the project is looking for investors-otherwise it will not survive.
Project of Ukrainian-born British businessman Len (Leonid) Blavatnik was rapidly gaining momentum, investing in new projects, and planning a large-scale expansion in may-they wanted to launch streaming in more than 200 countries. But the pandemic has led to the quarantine and cancellation of almost all sporting events.
Most of the world’s countries are gradually coming out of quarantine, and sports events will soon resume. But there is no guarantee that the second wave of the epidemic will not freeze the sport again.
The source refers to the Financial Times, claims that the platform’s bosses are meeting with potential investors. It is possible that in the event of a critical situation, the entire project will soon be sold. Its estimated market value is 3 billion pounds (3.65 billion US dollars). However, the project has financial obligations amounting to 3.7 billion pounds (4.5 billion US dollars).
As of today, DAZN operates in 9 countries (USA, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Japan, Switzerland). In the US market, the project mainly offers Boxing and MMA. In Europe, the project has acquired the rights to all major national football Championships.