DAZN and Sylvester Stallone’s Balboa Productions will join forces in a global creative partnership. The first project will be the launch of a new feature documentary series called ‘One Night’, a group of films looking back at incredible nights in recent boxing history. The first film, ‘One Night: Joshua vs. Ruiz’, is a comprehensive look at last June 1st, the night boxer Andy Ruiz pulled off the biggest boxing upset in decades by scoring a seventh-round TKO of then-undefeated heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden. ‘One Night’ will premiere on Wednesday, November 20th on DAZN and the DAZN YouTube channel.
‘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’, said Sylvester Stallone. ‘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’, he added.
The film will debut at a star-studded premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Wider release will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 20, fewer than three weeks before the highly anticipated rematch, between Joshua and Ruiz on December 7th on DAZN. ‘One Night: Joshua vs. Ruiz’ will be available in Spanish and English, with subtitles.