BOXXER UNVEILS NEW SIGNINGS TO USHER IN EXCITING NEW ERA ON SKY SPORTS
BOXXER are thrilled to announce that leading British stars Chris Eubank Jr. and World Champion Savannah Marshall are amongst a huge roster of elite level and new signings of Champions and fast emerging talents as it commences a new era for British boxing on Sky Sports and for the sport in the UK.
BOXXER have also agreed a co-promotional agreement with Top Rank that will see Undisputed junior welterweight World champion Josh Taylor defend his title against Jack Catterall on Saturday 18th December at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, live on Sky Sports.
In another stunning move, BOXXER has agreed a deal with Salita Promotions for GWOAT, Claressa Shields, the Unified (WBC, IBF, WBO, WBA Super ) World Super Welterweight Champion, to fight on BOXXER shows in the UK that could lead to the long awaited rematch in the professional ranks against rival Marshall.
In addition to Eubank Jr., promoted in association with Wasserman Boxing, and Marshall, BOXXER have signed long-term promotional agreements with heavyweight title contender Hughie Fury; standout cruiserweights Richard Riakporhe and Mikael Lawal; Olympian Caroline Dubois and European Welterweight Champion David Avenesyan. Newcastle fight icon Lewis Ritson has also signed a co-promotional agreement with BOXXER.
An exciting new generation of exceptional talents will be developed by BOXXER, working alongside the British Boxing Board of Control, to become the champions of tomorrow with the signing of the red-hot Azim brothers, lightweight Adam and super-lightweight Hassan, heavyweight duo Steve Robinson and Nick Campbell, cruiserweight Scott Forrest, super-middleweight Germaine Brown, middleweights Brad Rea and Mark Dickinson, welterweight April Hunter and super-welterweight Georgia O’Connor, and bantamweight Ebonie Jones in support of the grassroots of the sport in the UK.
In conjunction with Sky Sports, BOXXER will commit even further and support the amateur code – the crucial breeding ground of boxing – by offering live streaming of amateur boxing tournaments and the creation of a new annual Cup competition.
Through it’s four-year promotional deal with Sky Sports, BOXXER will showcase its immense stable of talent across 14 Fight Nights per year plus Pay-Per-View and the exciting one-night BOXXER Series tournament to ensure BOXXER talent receives continual mainstream exposure and develop into household names.
The debut BOXXER event live on Sky Sports will be a co-promotion with Wasserman Boxing on Saturday 2nd October when Eubank Jr. faces hard-hitting German Sven Elbir at the SSE Wembley Arena on a packed card featuring the European Welterweight Champion David Avenesyan defending his title against Liam Taylor; plus Richard Riakporhe, Mikael Lawal, Germaine Brown, Joe Pigford and Ebonie Jones.
Then on Saturday 16th October at the Utilita Arena Newcastle, Hughie Fury takes on heavy-handed Christian Hammer with WBO World Middleweight Champion Savannah Marshall defending her title against Zambia’s Lolita Muzeya, plus Lewis Ritson, Brad Rea, Steve Robinson, Mark Webster, April Hunter, Georgia O’Connor and Mark Dickinson.