LONDON (May 12) – BoxNation has secured the exclusive UK rights to the thrilling World Series of Boxing.
The competition, which pitches 16 national teams against one another in a league format that leads to play-offs and a final, is currently in its fifth season and will see ‘The Channel of Champions’ show the quarter finals before airing the semi-finals and final live. In addition to this season,
BoxNation will also air the next two series’ in full, live and exclusive, with the first helping of the current series starting with a recap of the last eight stage from Tuesday 12th May until Saturday 16th May at midnight each night.
That’s followed by live coverage of both the semi-finals, which are taking place from Thursday 21st May until Sunday 24th May, and the final. The World Series of Boxing features some of the most talented young boxers around in a unique and exciting team format as fighters compete without vests or headguards in 5 three minute rounds; 5 bouts per match with a 10-Point-Must-System.
After starting in August 2008 the WSB has gone from strength-to-strength, with the competition welcoming one of boxing’s proudest nations, Cuba, to its ranks last year, who are represented by the currents champions the Domadores, winners in their debut season.
Despite missing out in this year’s quarter finals, British boxing fans will be able to cheer on the British Lionhearts in next season’s tournament with the likes of super heavyweight ace Joseph Joyce and the talented bantamweight Qais Ashfaq in the side.
A host of other top boxing nations are also involved in the tournament including franchises from Mexico, Kazakhstan, Puerto Rico, Russia, USA and many more.
Boxers taking part in the tournament can also find themselves on the plane to Rio 2016 with a quota of 17 places up for grabs to next year’s Olympic Games through the competition.
Plans are also afoot for the inclusion of women to the WSB from next season, giving the opportunity to the best female boxers in the world to compete alongside men in this team competition.
Jim McMunn, Managing Director of BoxNation, said: “The World Series of Boxing has proved a big success since its launch in 2008. BoxNation are delighted to be able to showcase this exciting and ground-breaking tournament to its subscribers, with some of the very best young fighters from around the world competing. By bringing our subscribers the World Series of Boxing we are giving them a glimpse of tomorrow’s stars as they journey through to the top of the sport.”
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