Oscar de la Hoya: “Pay-Per-View is dead”

In the press conference of the fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Michael “Rocky” Fielding at Madison Square Garden, former world boxing champion and founding partner of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar de la Hoya, said that “the Pay- Per-View is dead” and streaming is now the new model.
In October, Golden Boy and DAZN announced the “most lucrative deal” in history, for USD 365 million, for the rights to stream next 11 ‘Canelo’ fights over the next five years.
“It’s a change in the system, DAZN is bringing boxing closer to the fan, no one will have to spend UDS 100 a fight,” said De la Hoya, according to ESPN. In the United States, DAZN monthly subscription costs USD 9.99. “It is a structural change in the boxing business – and sports in general – and it is a change for the better,” he added.