Eight super-lightweight hopefuls will vie for supremacy in the first of a new BOXXER Series tournament format, which launches at the Space M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on November 6.
In the initial, one-night event, televised live on Sky Sports in the UK, former Commonwealth lightweight champion Sean Dodd and seven other fighters will compete over 3×3 minute rounds from quarter-finals to the final. Future shows will take place in other major cities across the UK.
“Our grassroots tournaments have always been hugely popular but to bring this new event series to Sky Sports is a dream come true. We believe the events will be hugely popular for a mass audience and bring something very positive to the sport of boxing in Britain,” said BOXXER founder Ben Shalom. “The BOXXER Series is about making boxing accessible to everyone. Short-form professional boxing is fast-paced and a great introduction to the sport we love.”
The BOXXER Series Liverpool – full super-lightweight tournament line-up:
Lee Appleyard, Rotherham (16-6-1, 5 KOs)
Nathan Bennett, Liverpool (9-2, 2 KOs)
Sean Dodd, Birkenhead (17-5-1, 3 KOs)
Tom Farrell, Liverpool (18-4, 5 KOs)
Ben Fields, Digbeth (10-10-2, 0 KOs)
Kane Gardner, Manchester (11-1, 6 KOs)
Cori Gibbs, Birmingham (13-0, 3 KOs)
Levi Kinsiona, Sheffield (8-1, 1 KO)
A live draw for the quarter-final matches will be staged soon.