Boxxer announced the renewal of its exclusive media rights partnership with Mola in Italy, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. The next event takes place on March 25th at the AO Arena in Manchester, England, headlined by WBO cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okolie, who defends his title against mandatory challenger from New Zealand, David Light. Mola is headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia – the world’s fourth most populous country behind the US, China and India. Mola is owned and operated by Djarum Group’s subsidiary, Polytron, and is currently available in seven territories globally. The platform’s extensive programming portfolio includes live and on-demand rights to a host of international sports leagues and properties, whilst offering an expansive on-demand library of films, TV series and original programming.
Boxxer already has a distribution deal with Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland, a four-year agreement signed in 2021. Boxxer is home to a roster of professional boxers, including champions, Olympic medallists and unbeaten contenders, isuch as Natasha Jonas, Savannah Marshall, Joshua Buatsi, Liam Smith, Richard Riakporhe and more. Now, live broadcasts of Boxxer events on Mola’s platform will bring fight fans in Italy, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore closer to the action than ever before.
Commenting on the renewal, Boxxer’s founder and CEO Ben Shalom said: “We’re very pleased to announce the extension of our partnership with Mola for 2023, allowing viewers in Italy, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to keep enjoying our best-in-class boxing content. Boxxer’s international footprint is growing at pace and Mola’s innovative OTT and SVOD platform means it’s an ideal fit for a partnership with our own disruptive sport/entertainment product.”