IMG To Distribute Kambosos-Haney World Title Fight; Signs Deal With Foxtel
By Community | April 11, 2022
DiBella Entertainment has appointed IMG, a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, to sell media rights globally for the lightweight boxing world title fight between “Ferocious” George Kambosos Jr. and Devin “The Dream” Haney.
IMG has already negotiated a domestic rights deal with Foxtel to broadcast the bout, taking place on June 5 in front of more than 50,000 fans at Melbourne’s iconic Marvel Stadium, in Australia. The fight will be broadcast by ESPN in the USA in a deal negotiated by DiBella Entertainment and Bob Arum’s Top Rank.
World Champion Kambosos Jr. will put his WBO/WBA/IBF/WBC Franchise and Ring magazine belts on the line against WBC champion Haney to determine the undisputed lightweight champion of the world. Devin Haney is one of the best young fighters in world boxing and travels to Melbourne intent on becoming the undisputed unified lightweight world champion.
Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment, commented: “I’m thrilled to have signed a deal with Foxtel to distribute the historic Kambosos vs. Haney championship unification bout on their Pay-Per-View channel, Main Event. Foxtel has long been the sports and PPV industry leader on the Australian continent and they are the right partner for an international fight of this magnitude. We thank Sam Stitcher and IMG for their invaluable assistance in negotiating this deal and we’re confident that their involvement will assure the widest possible international distribution for this boxing extravaganza.”
Sam Stitcher, VP, Head of Australasia & Indonesia for Media at IMG, commented: “This fight is set to be the biggest showdown in Australian boxing history and there is huge excitement throughout the world’s boxing community. We are delighted to be working with DiBella Entertainment to ensure the widest possible domestic and international audience, starting with Foxtel in Australia and ESPN in the USA.”
Kambosos Jr. v Haney will be a co-promotion between DiBella Entertainment, Top Rank, Ferocious Promotions, Devin Haney Promotions, Duco Events and TEG Sport.