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Pay-Per-View Costs Not Yet Confirmed For Heavyweight Title Fight In New Zealand

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 09 / 16

Duco Events CEO Martin Snedden said that the company is "backing Joseph Parker," according to Marvin France of STUFF. The ability of Duco to secure int'l broadcasting rights for Joseph Parker's heavyweight title fight against Andy Ruiz will "likely determine the pay-per-view cost for Kiwis to w...

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Tew Addresses Bug, Stipper Incidents

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Vodafone NZ, Sky Accused Of Monopoly

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