Boxing: Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing inks groundbreaking global broadcast deal with sports streaming service DAZN

Some of the best fighters in the world will be available for Kiwis to watch for just $3 a month.

Boxing promoting kingpin Eddie Hearn has inked a lucrative five-year global broadcasting deal with sports streaming service DAZN.

The deal will see all Matchroom promoted fights streamed live around the world on DAZN - which launched in New Zealand in December 2021 - from August 1.

With a stable of some of the biggest names in boxing, including Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte, Oleksandr Usyk and Canelo Alvarez, Hearn believes the deal will change the landscape of boxing coverage worldwide.

"As we continue Matchroom's expansion worldwide, this new deal will enable us to further cement DAZN as the unrivalled global home of boxing."

Kiwi Joseph Parker and his manager David Higgins are currently in midst of ironing out a new contract with Matchroom, but the DAZN deal may not include Parker's fights.

Newshub understands should Parker ink a new deal with Matchroom, his broadcast rights in New Zealand could still go to the open market, which would include Spark Sport, Sky Sport and DAZN.

DAZN is currently available to New Zealand viewers at $2.99 a month - offering fight fans a series of classic boxing fights as well as holding exclusive New Zealand rights to the likes of Alvarez, Gennadiy Golovkin and Katie Taylor.

The Sun reported last month that the Matchroom/Dazn deal was worth around 100 million pounds and covered most of Matchroom's stable, although world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will continue to negotiate UK TV deals separately.