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UB1: Drew Brown Wins Ultimate Boxxer 1

Drew Brown from Northampton wins Ultimate Boxxer I. See the Full Results.

 

Full Results

 

QUARTER FINAL 1: DREW BROWN VS JIMMY COOPER

DREW BROWN

 

QUARTER FINAL 2: KAISEE BENJAMIN VS SAM EVANS

SAM EVANS

 

QUARTER FINAL 3: TOM YOUNG VS BEN ELAND

TOM YOUNG

 

QUARTER FINAL 4: ISAAC MAC LEOD VS ANDY KREMNER

ISAAC MACLEOD

 

SEMI FINAL 1: DREW BROWN VS SAM EVANS

DREW BROWN

 

SEMI FINAL 2: ISAAC MAC LEOD VS TOM YOUNG

TOM YOUNG

 

FINAL: DREW BROWN VS TOM YOUNG

DREW BROWN

UB1: Live on 5Spike & UNILAD

ULTIMATE BOXXER, Britain’s first boxing entertainment brand, is delighted to announce that free-to-air TV channel 5Spike will broadcast the inaugural event from the Manchester Arena on Friday 27th April. LIVE across the UK.

WATCH BACK ON UNILAD: https://www.facebook.com/uniladmag/videos/4772438662779155/

WATCH BACK ON MY5: https://www.my5.tv/live-ultimate-boxxer-i/season-1/live-ultimate-boxxer-i

The new and exciting boxing elimination tournament will provide raw, modern and exhilarating action for viewers to watch LIVE on Freeview Channel 31, Sky 160, TalkTalk 31, Freesat 141, BT TV 31 and Virgin Media 154.

ULTIMATE BOXXER also aims to engage a younger audience utilising leading digital brands and social media to provide a different boxing experience. The quarter-finals will begin on UNILAD at 7.15pm GMT before the live show on 5Spike begins at 9pm.

Created to give untapped, talented and fiercely ambitious boxers a golden opportunity to become boxing’s next big stars across multiple weight divisions, ULTIMATE BOXXER has high profile legends involved including British greats Ricky Hatton and Anthony Crolla as well as former world champion and leading pundit Paulie Malignaggi. Spike programming is endeavouring to bring something cutting edge to the booming UK boxing scene.

ULTIMATE BOXXER I features eight undefeated boxers in the Welterweight division who will battle it out in toe-to-toe action in four quarter-finals of 3 x 3-minute rounds, followed by two semi-finals and one final to determine an ULTIMATE BOXXER champion in one night who’ll also win a life-changing cash prize from a pool of £50,000.

Benjamin Shalom, Founder of ULTIMATE BOXXER, said 

“I’m thrilled to partner with 5Spike to make available on free-to-air TV the debut of ULTIMATE BOXXER I.  We believe that 5Spike is a great match for our brand and possesses the drive and energy for entertainment smarter, sharper and braver.

We want to give something to both the fans & the sport and I’m delighted that 5Spike share the same vision.”

Caj Sohal, Head of Sport across the Channel 5 family said:

“Here at 5Spike we are always on the lookout for high impact and engaging sport content. We are excited about working with Ultimate Boxxer for this brand new fighting format and hope that it delivers knock out results”

Live: Ultimate Boxxer I will be on UNILAD at 7:15pm and 5Spike at 9pm on Friday 27th April.

NOTES TO EDITORS
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ULTIMATE BOXXER I will take place at the Manchester Arena on Friday 27th April. Go towww.ultimateboxxer.com for further information.

UB1: Times & Key Information

Find out the key times for Ultimate Boxxer I

Arrival information

Manchester Arena, Victoria Station, Hunt’s Bank, Manchester, M3 1PQ

DOORS 5.30PM
UNDERCARD 6PM
MAIN EVENT 7.15PM

We strongly recommend you arrive early so as not to miss any of the show as our additional security checks take time to pass through.

 

Bag Policy

 

Please keep personal belongings to a minimum and only bring essentials with you. Do not bring backpacks (including bags that can be worn like a backpack) or large bags as these will not be permitted into the arena. You are allowed to bring small bags or handbags no larger than 35cm x 40cm x 19cm (approx. an A3 piece of paper).

There are no storage facilities for bags within the venue and it will be left to the ticketholder to find a safe temporary facility to hold them. The venue will not be responsible for late admission or non-admission as a result of this policy.

 

LIVE ON UNILAD & 5SPIKE

The new and exciting boxing elimination tournament will provide raw, modern and exhilarating action for viewers to watch LIVE on Freeview Channel 31, Sky 160, TalkTalk 31, Freesat 141, BT TV 31 and Virgin Media 154.

ULTIMATE BOXXER also aims to engage a younger audience utilising leading digital brands and social media to provide a different boxing experience. The quarter-finals will begin on UNILAD at 7.15pm GMT before the live show on 5Spike begins at 9pm.

UB1: Media Day at 235 Casino – Wednesday 25th April at 3pm

Paulie Malignaggi and ambassadors welcome the first Ultimate Boxxer contenders to meet with the media ahead of Manchester Arena fight-night. 

Aaron Chalmers (Bellator/Geordie Shore star) will share the ring with Paulie after the press conference which will be embargoed until Friday 27th April at 9am.

Live coverage of the Ultimate Boxxer I Quarter-Finals begin on UNILAD at 7.15pm and the semi finals on 5Spike from 9pm – 27th April.

Ultimate Boxxer Contenders:

Sam Evans (Wednesbury), Andy Kremner (Manchester), Isaac Macleod (Sunderland), Drew Brown (Northampton), Jimmy Cooper (Southampton), Tom Young (Leeds), Ben Eland (Stoke on Trent) and Kaisee Benjamin (Birmingham).

The Quarter-Final draw was made last week that saw an exciting, stand-out, fight drawn between Matchroom Boxing Gym’s Isaac Macleod and Matthew Hatton trained Manchester prospect Andy Kremner who are both 9-0.

Ultimate Boxxer Ambassadors:

Ricky Hatton, Former Two-Weight World Champion, Paulie Malignaggi, Former Two Weight World Champion, and Anthony Crolla, Former World Lightweight Champion.

Ultimate Boxxer contenders participating in the inaugural event on Friday
27th April at the Manchester Arena will be available for interviews and one-on-one photo opportunities at Manchester’s premier casino venue Manchester 235.

Wednesday 25th April at 2pm
Manchester 235
Great Northern Warehouse 
2 Watson Street 
Manchester, M3 4LP 

Please Confirm your attendance to [email protected] 

WEIGH-IN

The weigh-in for Ultimate Boxxer I will take on Thursday 26th April at Manchester 235 at 3pm.

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WHERE TO FIND MANCHESTER 235

Located in the Great Northern Warehouse on Deansgate, next door to the ODEON Manchester Great Northern, and close to Manchester Central.

PARKING

You can use the nearby 24 hours NCP Car Park Manchester Gt Northern Warehousewhich is only a one minute walk away from our casino.

LOCAL RAILWAY AND BUS STATIONS

The nearest railway stations are: Deansgate (nine minutes walk) and Manchester Oxford Road (12 minutes walk).

The nearest bus stations are: Outside the Radisson Blu Edwardian (Stop SJ) serving the 191, 197, Metroshuttle 1 and 2, The Witch Way X43 and X61; and Peter St (Stop WM) serving the 278 and Metroshuttle 2. Both are a two minute walk from the casino.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

*If using quotes or materials from the press please use the following tagline, thank you*

ULTIMATE BOXXER I will take place at the Manchester Arena on Friday 27th April. Go to www.ultimateboxxer.com for further information.

UB1: Ultimate Boxxer Press Release

• Unique new fast paced format sanctioned by the British Boxing Board of Control

• Single elimination tournament events with eight fighters who compete for big cash prizes on one night.

• Sports entertainment organisation will provide career propelling opportunities in each weight division along with the chance to win life changing prize money.

• Street youth culture brand with entertainment at the heart to broaden the sports appeal mainstream to a new generation of fans. A transparent approach to the promotion.

• 21st century entrepreneurs create innovative online strategy for the promotion, brands and broadcasting rights. Online partners include Unilad and Social Chain.

 

ULTIMATE BOXXER, Britain’s first Boxing Entertainment brand, with ambassadors and non-directors Ricky Hatton, Paulie Malignaggi, Anthony Crolla and BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Charlie Sloth, presented by Rickie Williams.

The elimination tournament format, approved by the British Boxing Board of Control, is a unique, fast-paced concept for professional boxing. Each event has an initial eight fighters, who compete in four quarter-finals of 3 x 3- minute rounds followed by two semi-finals and one final, within the winner becoming tournament champion for their weight class. As an independent promotions company the directors want to create a transparent brand that focuses on providing an equal platform for fighters.

The new British sports entertainment organisation has been founded to provide a transformed boxing experience through their online power & flexibility. The product is designed to suit all boxing fans as well as those hooked on entertainment, event and celebrity experiences to catapult boxing in the 21st century.

 

ULTIMATE BOXXER I

8 undefeated WELTERWEIGHT fighters from around the United Kingdom.

ULTIMATE BOXXER is the emergence of the 21st century using leading digital brands to provide a transformed boxing experience for the next generation. ULTIMATE BOXXER will use cutting edge social media and internet broadcasting to appeal to mainstream and non-boxing purists. A major partner of the event is UNILAD, the largest facebook page in the world who will broadcast the events to millions of people.

 

Ricky Hatton, Former three-time Light Welterweight & Welterweight Champion of the World, and ULTIMATE BOXXER ambassador, said: “There is a huge amount of talented British fighters who do not get, or cannot get, the mainstream exposure they deserve. In boxing you have to wait for a lucky break and ULTIMATE BOXXER will give them the opportunity for exposure and to show everyone what they are about. It would have been interesting to see what would have happened in ULTIMATE BOXXER could have done for my career when I was making my way through in the early days.

Paulie Malignaggi, Former Two-Weight World Champion, and ULTIMATE BOXXER, Non-Executive Director, said: “ULTIMATE BOXXER will provide a golden opportunity for unbeaten fighters to test themselves on the big stage regardless of background, trainer or promotional contract. We see this as the future of boxing promotion, and the solution of how we take the sport of boxing to the British public interest. With credible, competitive bouts each fight and a truly modern age experience to build stronger connections with fans in venue and at home. “ULTIMATE BOXXER offers something new, exciting and different to the fight game landscape. The boxers involved are hungry and determined to take a risk in their careers due to lack of opportunity; ULTIMATE BOXXER will enable them to test themselves against rival boxers in the same position and give them an opportunity to towards their ultimate goal of becoming a tournament champion or to open other opportunities that may not have been available to them before.”

Benjamin Shalom, Founder and Managing Director, ULTIMATE BOXXER, said: “ULTIMATE BOXXER is a completely unique brand designed to offer something necessary for fighters by providing a platform to help with recognition of talent. We aim to provide a transparent and independent platform for boxers who aren’t getting the fights they need and deserve to take it to the next level. “ULTIMATE BOXXER is more than a boxing brand, representing 21st century culture we aim to create an amazing spectacle to engage with multiple audiences. With casual fans only engaged a handful of times per year our entertainment experience and online power allows us to create something special for the consumer and importantly solve current restrictions for fighters in British Boxing. A cutting edge experience!