Boxing: Duco post $1000 reward for live streamer’s details
The battle between Duco Events and a defiant advocate of illegal live streaming rages on with Duco offering $1000 for an alleged live streamer’s home address.
Duco, promoters for boxer Joseph Parker, posted a ‘Wanted’ image on their Facebook page yesterday seeking details for James Bryant, who has previously admitted to the Herald live streaming a Parker fight on Facebook.
“James likes attention so we’d like to give him a little more of what he crave,” the Duco Facebook post reads.
“If you can be the first to personal message us his correct address, and, as result, we are able to serve him court papers, then we will give you $1000. Discretion is 100 percent assured, so if you’re his ‘friend’, you can dob him in, with no fear of reprisal.
“And James, some of your ‘friends’ have already messaged us after watching the TV3 Story programme. It seems you get under the skin of a lot of people.”
In the interview with TV3’s Story programme last week, Bryant openly admitted to streaming Parker fights illegally.
“If I’m watching a stream of a sport and someone else can’t watch it, and they message me on (Facebook) Messenger and say ‘hey man, I see you are watching the fight, can you put a stream up?’. Yes, of course I can,” he said.
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James is one of eight people identified by a 13-strong combined Duco and Sky team investigating illegal live streaming of Parker bouts.
Sky Television and Duco Events have filed court proceedings against eight people who illegally live-streamed Parker’s fight against Solomon Haumono and promised to “up the ante” should others ignore their hard line.
Event organisers went as far as stopping people in the crowd from attempting to illegally live-stream the fight between Parker and Alexander Dimitrenko in Manukau last weekend.
Bryant has responded to Duco’s ‘Wanted’ sign by launching a Givealittle page ‘to raise money towards legal fees in regards to the upcoming court battle between myself and Duco Events/Sky TV.
Bryant claims on the Givealittle page that his parents received a knock on the door from a private investigator to serve papers to go to court for allegedly streaming the Parker-Takam fight in May.
“My mission is to raise money for the upcoming battle and also to raise funds which will be put into developing a dedicated website which will be hosted on an overseas server which will broadcast live events as they happen.
“I believe that as New Zealander’s we shouldn’t have to feed the pockets of the corporations to watch sports we care about.
“It’s time to stand up New Zealand!”
The Givealittle page has so far raised $43.