Boxing fans gasp after discovering price to watch Joshua vs Franklin on DAZN
Boxing fans have been left feeling disinterested after learning of the costs involved to watch Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin on DAZN – after it was billed as non-PPV.
The two-time former world heavyweight champion is getting back into the ring following back-to-back defeats to Oleksandr Usyk with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom now taking him to DAZN after leaving Sky Sports.
Despite the fight being billed as non-PPV, fans will have to pay either a hefty monthly subscription or cheaper but fixed term deal in order to see the former Olympian in action.
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Having previously been available for £7.99 a month, prices now start at £9.99 if you sign up for an entire year, or £19.99 for a month pass that can be cancelled anytime.
New subscribers will therefore have to pay at least £19.99, not far off Joshua's last PPV price of £26.95 – which has not had the most positive reaction.
One fan wrote: "Charging PPV price per month (£19.99) for flexible subscription and not putting PPV level events on the platform is a joke."
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A second added: "DAZN is killing boxing. Price increase from £7.99 a month to £19.99 but don’t worry Joshua v Franklin is not on PPV."
A third said: "Was on £7.99 a month and I can swallow that but will now be paying £240 a year, that’s a joke. Would be expecting a PPV type fight every month which isn’t going to happen."
A fourth added: "Also DAZN: btw your regular monthly subscription price is being increased to that of a PPV."
As per DAZN's 2023 content announcement, subscribers will have plenty of other bouts to watch across April including Shavkat Rakhimov vs Joe Cordina for the IBF super-featherweight title.
Other bouts included in the opening months of the year include Katie Taylor's highly-anticipated rematch for undisputed lightweight glory vs Amanda Serrano in May.
Hearn said: "This is the most eagerly anticipated fight of Anthony Joshua’s career, and, at DAZN, we are delighted to deliver it to fans in the UK and around the world as part of their monthly subscription, making it the most accessible AJ fight in a decade."
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