Sunday Sermon: The Birth Of The App

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” – Jeremiah 1:5 

Last night as a passionate boxing fan, I was hesitant as to how I would be able to watch both the ESPN+ and DAZN shows.

I will not lie, I loved it.

I flipped on my laptop and proceeded to log into my DAZN account.  I had my phone propped up as my ESPN+ app, slowly loaded.

And to my pleasure, I was extremely impressed with the DAZN presentation. Brian Kenny and Sugar Ray Leonard are not the best but I can’t help not to like Sergio Mora behind the mic.  We can save that topic top for another day.

Here’s my biggest pro when it comes to this new wave of technology and social media pertaining to boxing.  As an avid fan of the sport, I love watching the rise of a prospect. With HBO and Showtime in the past you only got highlights.  Plus, with DAZN and ESPN+, you’re able to see unknown contenders from other countries.

CHECK OUT THE WRITE UP OF LAST NIGHT’S ACTION IN CINCINNATI AS SEEN ON FITE TV FEATURING DESMOND JARMON AND A HOST OF UP AND COMING PROSPECTS. 

It’s a great time to be a boxing fan.

Here’s the biggest selling point for me though. Accessibility!!!

We live in a fast-paced society, we’re always on the go.  The days of staying home and planning your weekend around boxing are dead.  Unless it’s a mega-fight, which is also dead in the sport, boxing is now at your finger tips.

A few weeks ago when Anthony Joshua defeated Alexander Povetkin, I was in Vegas for a guy’s Bible study retreat. The last thing I wanted to do was have to find somewhere with Showtime or stay in my room, missing out on all the fun Bible study extravaganza.

My prayers were answered.

Bob Arum and Eddie Hearn are revolutionizing the game.  At the end of the month, I’m ending my 15 year battle with the cable company.  I can still find streams for Showtime, HBO and Fox on my Fire TV Stick. However, I can easily carry my laptop and phone with me at all times for ESPN+ and DAZN without missing any of the action.

Whether you were on a family vacation or in the strip club with fellas, you didn’t have to miss Demetrius Andrade’s beautiful boxing clinic or Rob Brant upset the apple cart last night.

I understand change isn’t always welcomed but it’s inevitable.  Streaming services are the future.  People try and equate the falling NFL ratings with the National Anthem protesting but let’s be honest, people just aren’t glued to the TV anymore. Stadiums are still full and tickets prices are the highest they’ve ever been.

Welcome the new age technology, get off your asses and enjoy what this world has to offer.

All the while enjoying boxing from your handheld devices.

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