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MATCHROOM BOXING JOINS FORCES WITH RAKUTEN TICKET, INC. AND NSN TO BRING WORLD'S BEST BOXING TO JAPAN

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Historic deal will see Matchroom host three major annual events on Japanese soil over the next three years – which will all be shown live worldwide on DAZN (excluding Asia)

Matchroom Boxing is delighted to confirm a new, landmark agreement with Rakuten Ticket, Inc. and international company NSN (Never Say Never) that will bring a series of major events to Japan.

This milestone deal will see Matchroom stage three major world-class events per year in Japan – all live worldwide to DAZN subscribers (excluding Asia) – over the next three years, featuring the best international and domestic fighters.

The historic partnership will help supercharge the exciting future of the sport in Japan, providing a series of unmissable sporting spectacles for fight fans.

Matchroom Boxing CEO, Frank Smith, said: “The future of boxing in Japan is incredibly bright. We are delighted to seal this historic partnership with Rakuten Ticket, Inc and NSN. Japan is an important, strategic market for us to operate in and by bringing our world-class boxing events to this great country, we will not only showcase some of the finest fighters on the planet, but we will help establish some of the country’s leading domestic talents who will undoubtedly prosper on the world’s stage in years to come.”

Rakuten Ticket, Inc. President Joe Umemoto added: “We are very happy to contribute to the development of boxing in our country. The partnership with NSN and Matchroom will provide many opportunities for Japanese boxers”.

President and founder of NSN, Joel Borràs, said: "It is a huge source of pride for our company, after three years installed in Japan, to be involved in such an important project that will allow the Japanese public to enjoy a first-class show".

A press conference will be held in Tokyo in the coming days where more details of this monumental deal will be announced.




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