Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg And DAZN Set Production Partnership, 40 Days Outing


EXCLUSIVE: Mark Wahlbergs Unrealistic Ideas and Peter Bergs Film 45 have set a multi-series partnership with rising sports streaming outlet DAZN.

The pair, both avid boxing fans, are beginning the venture by teaming for an edition of DAZNs 40 Days that is pegged to Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkins fight with Steve Rolls at Madison Square Garden on June 8. The show, which launched earlier this year as a core franchise offering behind-the-scenes looks, this time will zero in on the lead-up to the bout, which is Golovkins debut on DAZN.

The actor and director are frequent collaborators, occasionally focusing on boxing in their work. In 2010, Wahlberg starred in and produced multiple Oscar nominee The Fighter. In 2012, Bergs Film 45 directed and produced the On Freddie Roach boxing docu-series on HBO.

Follow docs are sports media mainstays, especially with the rise of digital video — think 24/7 or Hard Knocks or Tom Vs. Time. But 40 Days, which is named for the eight Monday-to-Friday weeks of training for a boxing match, is aiming to give the series a bit more flair, with individual episodes and series being directed by different filmmakers. The series has previously featured collaborations between LeBron James and Maverick Carter as well as Meek Mill and Jay-Zs Roc Nation.

DAZN, which is being led by former ESPN president John Skipper, recently launched in the U.S. after successfully bringing soccer, basketball and ring sports to fans in Europe and elsewhere.

“As a longtime boxing fan, I am excited to be partnering with DAZN to highlight Gennadiy and his unique approach leading up to a fight,” Wahlberg said.

For Golovkin, the former middleweight world champion, the fight will be Golovkins first time back in the ring after a controversial decision loss to Canelo Alvarez last fall. GGG Promotions and DAZN recently announced a six-fiRead More – Source