CSI Sports, the New York-based parent company of Fight Sports, the 24/7 linear channel dedicated to combat sports, is rolling out its SVoD service, branded Fight Sports Max, in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The service will debut in the territory on December 7th when fight fans can view the live Heavyweight World Championship boxing match featuring Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr, taking place locally from the newly built Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia.
This event is a rematch of one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history from earlier this year as Ruiz claimed the Heavyweight Title from the heavy favourite, Olympic gold medallist Joshua, at Madison Square Garden.
The app will also carry all build-up programming to the event including the open workouts, press conferences, and weigh-ins, etc.
Fight Sports is the exclusive rights holder of this World Championship Live Event in the Middle East, multiple countries across Europe, as well as throughout the continent of Africa, where they will be broadcasting the event on their newly launched 24/7 channel on e.tv’s OpenView platform.
Following up in December, subscribers at FIGHTSPORTSMAX.tv will have exclusive access to the WBC Super Welterweight World Championship rematch on December 21st between Jermell Charlo and Tony Harrison, and will end the year with the December 28th WBA Lightweight World Championship bout between undefeated Gervonta Davis and Olympic Gold Medallist and former World Champion Yuriorkis Gamboa.