Ryan Kavanaugh and Triller: Boxing Industry Recognition
Ryan Kavanaugh and Triller are nominated for the 2017 Boxing Industry Recognition Award, which will be held on November 21st in Las Vegas. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the world of boxing over the course of their careers. Last year’s winners were Leo Margulies, founder of Golden Boy Promotions, and Miguel Cotto.
Ryan Kavanaugh is the founder and CEO of Relativity Media, a film studio with a focus on youth-targeted projects. In 2006, Mr. Kavanaugh founded Relativity Sports to manage athletes’ careers, which has since grown into one of the largest sports agencies in North America. Most notably, Ryan successfully launched an investment fund within his company to finance films.
After acquiring the sports agency WME-IMG in 2016, Mr. Kavanaugh transformed his company into a multifaceted entertainment giant capable of launching and managing the young talent on an international stage. Under the leadership of Ryan Kavanaugh, Relativity Sports grew from inexperienced hopeful to fully-fledged Hollywood power player.
Boxing fans are well aware of Relativity Media’s involvement with boxing. Relativity Media has financed several fight films, including Oscar Valdez vs Evgeny Gradovich (2016), Vasyl Lomachenko vs Gary Russell Jr (2017), and Gennady Golovkin vs Daniel Jacobs (2017).
Ryan Kavanaugh is the only individual who has been successful in elevating fight films to the status of Hollywood blockbusters and at the same time featured his athletes on these events.
Triller is a video streaming app that allows users to upload their own videos for free, without having to register or subscribe. Built by Florian Meissner, Triller gained legitimate traction when it found favor with the German boxing community in early 2016. The app allows people to access fight highlights in real-time, or watch their favorite sports streams; therefore, fans can catch up on boxing content they may have missed in the past day.