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Fans blast DAZN and demand refunds as audio cuts out during Anthony Joshua's win over Otto Wallin during Day of Reckoning

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  • Joshua won the fight in only five rounds after the match was stopped by officials 
  • The streaming service experienced no issues until the start of the main event 
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Boxing fans watching the highly anticipated main event between Anthony Joshua and Otto Wallin on DAZN were left furious when the streaming platform lost audio for the first four rounds of the fight.

DAZN’s stream had been going smoothly all the way through Deontay Wilder‘s loss via unanimous decision to Joseph Parker but the sound cut out just as Joshua’s bout against Wallin began.

The platform offered no explanation to disappointed fans but a sign popped up in the upper corner of viewer’s screens that read ‘Apologies for audio issues.’

The audio issue was eventually fixed with sound returning during the fourth round and commentator Todd Grisham said: ‘ ‘We want to apologize to those around the world who experienced audio issues. We’re back now, hope you’re enjoying the main event.’

Once the audio was restored there was not much of a fight left for fans to enjoy as Joshua was able to win the bout in the fifth round after the fight was waved off by the doctor.

During Anthony Joshua's fight against Otto Wallin the DAZN stream lost audio for four rounds

During Anthony Joshua’s fight against Otto Wallin the DAZN stream lost audio for four rounds

Joshua went on to win the fight in five rounds after it was stopped by stopped by officals

Joshua went on to win the fight in five rounds after it was stopped by stopped by officals

Although Joshua was able to walk away from the fight with a smile, countless fans were angered by the issues and took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to blast DAZN. 

‘Imagine paying to watch the #ANTHONY_JOSHUA fight and having no sound,’ said one fan.

‘Anthony Joshua is boring to watch at the best of times never mind with no sound on…’ complained another.

Another fan joked ‘BREAKING: Early reports surfacing that Anthony Joshua’s stand-in opponent, Otto Wallin, is actually DAZN’s chief sound engineer. More to follow #DayOfReckoning.’

‘@virginmediaCan I get a refund? Watching Anthony Joshua vs Wallin with no sound is about as interesting as doing the dishes,’ tweeted another fan.

‘Just want to apologise to my remote control and my TV for blaming the no sound issue. DAZN have proven yet again they are not fit to host events. Go back to Youtube boxing. I’m watching Anthony Joshua and Otto Wallin in silence #JoshuaVsWallin #DayOfReckoning,’ said a different fan.

‘Sound gone just as the main fight started!!!!! I want my money back #DAZNBoxing #anthonyjoshua #Boxing,’ another fan complained. 

Leading up to the end of the fight, Joshua caught Wallin coming inside and countered one of his strikes with a brilliant left-hook that sent the heavyweight stumbling backwards.

‘AJ’ immediately pounced on the opportunity and charged forward before landing a combination of strikes to the head and the body. 

With a minute left on the clock in the round, Joshua continued to apply the pressure as he landed brutal strikes with both the left and right. 

Wallin eventually recovered to see out the round. However, once he made it to the corner, doctors assessed him and deemed him unfit to continue.

Countless fans took to X to blast DAZN for the audio issues during the main event

Countless fans took to X to blast DAZN for the audio issues during the main event 

Speaking after the fight, Joshua said: ‘I can’t grade my performance. My performance team will judge me and the fans at home will have a lot to say, so I’ll leave it up to them. 

‘Not a throwback fight, just another fight. It was just another day in the office. All I want to be is victorious for as long as I can.

‘Otto is a true warrior. The corner play a huge role so their fighter can live to fight another day. I’m a gifted fighter and I use my gift. 

‘I’m searching for greatness. Ben Davison is a great addition to my goal. I’m sure you can see that today.’