Stallone-DAZN Partner For Documentary Series
On Thursday, DAZN and Sylvester Stallone’s Balboa Productions announced a partnership that will begin with a documentary series focusing on major events in recent boxing history.
The series that is entitled ONE NIGHT will focus on Andy Ruiz Jr’s upset victory over Anthony Joshua for the unified world heavyweight championship from June 1st.
”My Hollywood script came to life that historic June night when unknown boxer Andy Ruiz achieved a victory that shocked the world. It was the real-life Rocky and the perfect story to kick off our partnership with DAZN,” said Sylvester Stallone of Ruiz’s seventh-round TKO win over Joshua.
“There is nothing like the world of Boxing…the drama, the humanity, the agony, and the ecstasy. This sport reveals the souls of these courageous warriors like no other sport can so it’s a privilege to be very involved with DAZN and their revolutionary programming.”
“For the first film in this series, we wanted to tell the definitive story of an unlikely underdog boxer achieving what few thought possible,” said Jamie Horowitz, EVP Content for DAZN North America. “We are honored to be able to partner with Sylvester Stallone, the creator of the greatest underdog boxing story of all-time.”
“Everything we do at Balboa begins with great storytelling that is deeply rooted in the human condition and there’s nothing quite like boxing that captures that,” said Kourosh Taj, Head of Unscripted Development for Balboa Productions. “What is so exciting about our partnership with DAZN is that it enables us to collaborate with smart, like-minded creatives and share these amazing stories with their dedicated viewers; and our first project together, ONE NIGHT, is the perfect story to help fulfill Balboa’s mission of giving a voice to all underdogs.”
The film will premiere on November 19th in Los Angeles, while it will be available on November 20th on DAZN and the DAZN YouTube channel, three weeks before Joshua and Ruiz’s rematch on December 7th in Saudi Arabia.