8. Watered-Down Product
In recent times boxing has seen subscription models enter the picture. DAZN became the most famous after it made Canelo Alvarez the highest-paid athlete in the world. But then their contract broke down in an embarrassing fashion. However, subscribers were able to watch the Paul brothers fight on the platform. Is this really what paying boxing fans want to receive for their buck?
That seems unlikely. If a combat sports aficionado really cares about the sport enough that they’re willing to pay for DAZN’s dodgy service, watching YouTube stars isn’t what they want. It’s a joke to shove this down boxing fans’ throats. They will be pay to watch a pair of legends like Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. scrap it out for the sake of nostalgia, but those fans won’t tune in for just YouTubers.