Birmingham prospect Shakan Pitters was crowned the winner of Ultimate Boxxer II after defeating Scunthorpe’s Dec Spelman in the final by way of unanimous decision at the O2 Indigo in London on Friday night.
Ultimate Boxxer II will be shown live and exclusive on FaceBook via SPORTbible from 8.15pm before going live on Freeview on Channel 5Spike from 10pm.
As the excitement builds towards Ultimate Boxxer II on Friday 2nd November at the Indigo at the O2, Ultimate Boxer are thrilled to announce that one of the world’s largest Facebook pages, SPORTbible, will broadcast the event LIVE to millions of fans.
The innovative partnership brings together Ultimate Boxer’s pioneering approach to implement leading digital brands to provide a transformed boxing experience for the next generation of boxing fans.
In addition to SPORTbible’s coverage, Ultimate Boxxer will also be broadcast LIVE in the UK on terrestrial free-to-air TV on the Freeview channel 5Spike (Freeview 31, Sky 150, Sky (5Spike +1) 250, TalkTalk 31, Freesat 141, BT TV 31, Virgin Media 154).
In a continued push across the sporting industry, MansionBet announce their headline partnership of Ultimate Boxxer II.
Having sponsored a number of high profile UK boxers this year, including George Groves, Lee Selby and Dillian Whyte, their support of this thrilling event is a natural progression for the sports betting operator.
Taking place on 2nd November at the O2 Indigo in London, Ultimate Boxxer II follows the phenomenal success of their inaugural event earlier this year. The tournament sees eight highly rated British boxers in the light heavyweight division square off to achieve their career defining moment.
Additional entertainment and authority on the evening comes from boxing legends Paulie Malignaggi, Ricky Hatton, Anthony Crolla and BBC’s Charlie Sloth.
Shelly Suter Hadad, COO & Managing Director of Mansion, commented: “We are passionately invested in supporting UK-grown talent across the sporting world, and with the growing popularity of British Boxing, we are delighted to get involved with this innovative tournament.”
Benjamin Shalom, Managing Director of Ultimate Boxxer, commented: “We are really looking forward to developing Ultimate Boxxer as a strong gambling proposition. Mansion’s values and forward-thinking make them a perfect brand to develop this with us and we are really excited about the upcoming campaign.”
The partnership was brokered through leading sports creative & partnerships agency, Dark Horses; and promises to be a well-matched partnership between two rising star brands within their complimentary industries.
Awarded ‘Online Casino Operator of the Year’ at the International Gaming Awards 2018, the Mansion Group has firmly established itself as a leading provider of online gambling and entertainment since their founding in 2003.
Mansion possess a broad portfolio of popular online casinos catering to all tastes and markets, with Casino.com acting as the flagship brand, and MansionCasino a UK top-performer. With the launch of MansionBet, the Mansion Group has diversified their product portfolio into the sports arena, leveraging the strength and brand awareness of the Mansion name across the industry.
Ultimate Boxxer II takes place at Indigo at the O2 London, on Friday 2nd November. Here’s everything you need to know:
6.45PM: Doors Open 8.30PM: Doors Close 12.00AM: Event Finishes
THE VENUE & TRAVEL
Indigo at the O2, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX
North Greenwich station is on the Jubilee Line in Zones 2 and 3. And it’s right on the doorstep. Get here from Central London in 20 minutes. Or Stratford in 10 minutes. Plan your journey at TFL. 24 hour service, trains every 10 mins.
Uber or Taxi
Book a safe, reliable ride to and from The O2 using the Uber app. Download the Uber app from the App Store or the Google Play Store.
Use post code ‘SE10 0DX’ for route planners. And if you need a junction, use Millennium Way or Edmund Halley Way.
Use Car Park 1. You can pre-book your event parking here.
The 108, 129, 132, 161, 188, 422, 472 or 486 all stop at North Greenwich station. The 188, 108, 472, 132 and 486 run 24 hours a day.
ITV LOVE ISLAND’S IDRIS VIRGO to make his explosive return to the ring with ULTIMATE BOXXER II, November 2nd @ Indigo O2, London
One of Boxing’s most talked about new promotions returns for the first time in the capital this November and Ultimate Boxxer announce today that star of ITV’s Love Island, Idris Virgo will make his return to the ring on the undercard, following his search for love on the show this summer.
Virgo holds a perfect 2-0 professional record (with these wins taking place at Villa Park in his hometown of Birmingham) and after a crazy whirlwind summer on Love Island, his attention has turned back to his boxing career and he’s looking to make a big statement to the boxing world, explaining:
“In Love Island I was looking for a lass, in the ring I’m looking to knock someone out!”
“It’s been 3 months since my last fight, which took place just before my time on Love Island. I can’t wait to get back into the ring and show my new fans what I’m really about.”
“I wanna thank Ultimate Boxxer for this opportunity; it really feels like the next chapter in my boxing career. Over the next few years I’m looking to take over and become world champion – so get ready for a rollercoaster ride!”
Founded on a desire to make the professional game more accessible for boxers and fans alike, Ultimate Boxxer II will be aired live on Freeview with Channel 5 Spike from 10pm and on Facebook with UNILAD from 8.45pm. Expect some very special guests and live music from BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s Charlie Sloth. Boxing legends Paulie Malignaggi, Ricky Hatton and Anthony Crolla will play their part in a star studded team that also included Chris Eubank Snr last time out.
On the Idris Virgo announcement, Ultimate Boxxer’s Ben Shalom comments:
“We’re really excited about having Idris on the big show in London, in his first return since Love Island. He is serious about what he can achieve in the sport and we are looking forward to helping him on his journey”
Ultimate Boxxer announces its first show in the capital on the 2nd November. Live on UNILAD and 5Spike from the Indigo at the O2.
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After an explosive Ultimate Boxxer debut at the Manchester Arena earlier this year, the fast-paced and hard-hitting event touches down in London on November 2nd at the O2 indigo. The second edition of the tournament sees the spotlight turn to the light heavyweight division, with eight highly rated British boxers squaring off to achieve their career changing or defining moment.
Entrants include Joel McIntyre, who will enter the tournament with an expected English title. The controversial John Mccallum; 7-time national champion at amateur level with only one loss on his pro-record coming through injury. The unbeaten 6’6” Shakan Pitters represents Birmingham and Dec Spelman returns to his biggest stage yet following his tragic fight with the late Scott Westgarth.
Other members of the final 8 consist of title challengers Jordan Joseph and Darrel Church who opted to come into the competition instead of their anticipated bout against each other. Sam Horsfall, who many would see as the wildcard, after turning professional earlier this year and quickly gaining two victories.
Fighters will compete in a three, three-minute round format all competing for their share of the £50k prize money and the second golden robe.
Love Island’s own Idris Virgo makes his return to the ring following his search for love on the reality TV show this summer. Virgo holds a perfect 2-0 record, with the Birmingham man fighting in the capital for the first time.
Founded on a desire to make the professional game more accessible for boxers and fans alike Ultimate Boxxer II will be shown on multiple platforms for all generations. Live coverage of Ultimate Boxxer II begins on Facebook with UNILAD from 8.15PM, before going live on Freeview with channel 5Spike from 10PM.
Boxing legends Paulie Malignaggi, Ricky Hatton and Anthony Crolla will play their part in a start studded team that also included Chris Eubank Snr last time out.
Alongside the boxing action, Ultimate Boxxer is defined by youth culture and entertainment. Britain’s biggest DJ Charlie Sloth returns to entertain the London crowd alongside many special guests
The eight pro light-heavyweights looking to make a major impact in the sport are:
Joel McIntyre (17-2)
John McCallum (11-1)
Shakan Pitters (6-0)
Dec Spelman (12-1)
Jordan Joseph (7-2-1)
Darrel Church (7-2-1)
Sam Horsfall (2-0)
Sam Smith (5-1)
Benjamin Shalom: Founder of Ultimate Boxxer
‘The first show has attracted more and more quality fighters which made our decision for places very difficult. We think we’ve chosen a card perfect for the London crowd. It has everything and it’s impossible to call who will come out on top.’
Caj Sohal, Sports Commissioner at Channel 5
‘Ultimate Boxxer performed really well as a totally unknown entity in its first show. It seems to have something for everyone, attracting a large and varied audience usually not associated with combat sports. It’s exciting to see what happens next.’
Paulie Malignaggi Former Two-Weight World Champion, and ULTIMATE BOXXER, Non-Executive Director
‘I love what this brand can do for the sport and the opportunity it can give to talented fighters. The first show blew my mind and the card looks even better for this one.’
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ULTIMATE BOXXER II will take place at Indigo at The O2 on Friday 2nd November 2018. Go to www.ultimateboxxer.com for further information.
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