FRANK WARREN AND IMG REPLAY EXTEND EXCLUSIVE VIDEO ARCHIVE PARTNERSHIP
IMG REPLAY AND FRANK WARREN BOXING RENEW VIDEO ARCHIVE DEAL ON A PERMANENT ROLLING CONTRACT
LONDON, October 24, 2022: IMG today announced the renewal of its long-standing, worldwide video archive partnership with Queensberry Promotions Limited (QPL), the parent company of Hall of Fame boxing promoter and manager, Frank Warren, with a permanent three-year rolling contract.
Under the agreement, all upcoming matches and events produced and promoted by Queensberry will be made available on IMG’s digital archive platform, IMG Replay, adding to the company’s existing QPL archive which includes over 450 digitised fights dating back to 1993 and growing. IMG will also hold the rights to sublicense this content to territories across the world.
The Frank Warren Boxing archive is a treasure trove for boxing and sports enthusiasts as it contains footage of some of the biggest fighters in boxing history, including Mike Tyson, Naseem Hamed, Frank Bruno, Joe Calzaghe, Nigel Benn, and Ricky Hatton. Frank Warren’s current line-up includes modern day boxing stars such as Tyson Fury, Joe Joyce, Daniel Dubois, Anthony Yarde, Zach Parker and Raven Chapman.
Frank Warren, Chairman of Queensberry, said: "IMG Replay is a fitting host for our ever-growing stockpile of memorable fights. Our archive is one of the deepest in world boxing and it is a source of personal pride to have these great occasions digitised and distributed to new and existing audiences across the globe. The beauty of our business is that the next big fight is always the most important one and our archive will continue to increase with more and more major fights, year on year."
Tom Barnes, Vice President of IMG Replay, said: “From Frank Bruno’s world heavyweight title win to Naseem Hamed’s legendary fight against Kevin Kelley at Madison Square Garden, Frank Warren has organised some of the most memorable fights in boxing history and shaped many of the sport’s biggest names. Over the last five years, we have worked together to digitise and market over 400 fights and bring them to audiences around the world. We are delighted to renew our long-term archive partnership and give current and future generations a chance to witness the journeys of some of boxing’s all-time greats.”
IMG Replay is one of the largest sports archives in the world with more than 400,000 hours of footage resulting from representation deals with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), World Rugby, The Wimbledon Championships, the R&A (The Open), ATP Media, DP World Tour, UFC, Bundesliga and many more.
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Frank Warren is an International Hall of Fame promoter who has guided in excess of 150 fighters to world champion status across his time in the sport. In late 2020 he celebrated the milestone of 40 years as a professional licence holder and in April of this year, a multitude of records were broken when he staged the World heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte in front of 94,000 fans at Wembley Stadium. Mr Warren's Queensberry operation promotionally represent numerous champions, along with the most elite young talent in British boxing.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. The company manages some of the world’s greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specialises in licensing, sports training and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company.
Jo Robertson – IMG
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