Fighter management company MTK Global have announced a trio of ‘Golden Contract’ tournaments, which will feature ‘title-holders and world-ranked stars’ from all corners of the globe.
The three inaugural competitions will take place at featherweight, super-lightweight and light-heavyweight, with eight fighters in each category competing for a lucrative-looking contract.
The winner of each tournament will land a two-year, five-fight deal that guarantees six-figure purses for every fight along with the exposure that comes with it.
To add to the excitement, fighters will not know their opponents until fight week, at the start of which the tournament draws will be made. All titles held will be on the line in each fight and knockout bonuses are also on offer.
MTK Global President Bob Yalen said: “This is a landmark announcement for the company, for the boxers participating, and for the boxing fans. We have no doubt the ‘Golden Contract’ series will capture everyone’s imagination.
“We’ve all seen the success of similar competitions over the years but this takes things a step further with its layered reward system and the big incentive offers.
“The fans are already sure to win because the big names and fast-emerging elite prospects will be throwing everything at trying to win these tournaments – not just for the immediate rewards, but for the future opportunities presented as well. Action is guaranteed throughout the course of the tournaments.
“MTK Global is proud to provide this unique programming to its US broadcast outlet Top Rank on ESPN+ and is also already in talks with British and European broadcast partners.”
Three quarter-finals nights will take place in October / November, three semi-finals nights in February / March and the all-important finals will be staged in May / June.