VIP Announce Deal To Showcase Africa’s Top Boxing Talent Live And Free In The Uk

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by VIP Boxing Promotions, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. VIP Boxing Promotions

    VIP Boxing Promotions New Member Full Member

    Mar 12, 2019
    In an exciting development for UK fights fans, VIP Promotions have announced they will be showcasing some of Africa’s best boxing talent live and free on
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    One of the Britain’s biggest boxing promoters, with some of the UK’s best fighters already part of the stable – including World Featherweight Champion Josh Warrington – VIP have teamed up Kalakoda Promotions and will stream a live African show every last Friday of the month. The first show will debut on March 29 and is topped by hard-hitting unbeaten light-middleweight, Emile Kalekuzi, 14-0 (10).

    The promotional outfits already have a healthy relationship after agreeing last year to host a ‘home and away’, twice-yearly, ‘UK versus Africa’ show – which has already proved to be a great success.

    Now, with the announcement their shows will be broadcast to a UK audience, the head of South Africa’s Kalakoda says British fight fans will be the winners as they get the chance to experience African boxing at its best.

    “We already have one of the world’s biggest boxing audiences,” explained Saul Loggenberg, Chief Executive of Kalakoda Promotions. “Our reach is 300 million viewers and our viewer numbers are between 50-120 million, across 38 Sub-Saharan African countries.

    “But having a UK audience will also allow us to showcase some of the best African talent and hopefully allow these fighters the chance to build a new following abroad and ultimately the chance to fight in the UK.

    “Obviously the UK is used to watching boxing, but the biggest differences they will notice will be in the matching because we don’t have a culture of using journeymen to build fighters. So, although there will always be knock outs, there should be more 50-50 fights.

    “I think the knowledgeable UK audience will appreciate the raw talent, as well as be pleasantly surprised at the quality on show because, as I’ve always maintained, I feel African fighters get a raw deal in terms of ratings.

    “It’s fantastic to continue to build our relationship with VIP Promotions. I sincerely hope that as we continue to work together internationally, we will build opportunities for fighters and additional chances to collaborate as we have done previously with great success.”

    Head of VIP Promotions, Steve Wood, said: “Our channel, which broadcasts our UK shows live and completely free, already has a huge reach, and is doing great numbers. So, I’m really excited about this new development. I know how good these African shows are, the fights are of the highest quality, and I’m sure British boxing fans will get behind this new initiative, pick their favourite African fighter, and follow his or her journey on our channel.”
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    STEVE WOOD Member Full Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    It would be nice to think the UK can make 50/50 fights like the Africansdo in the future
  3. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia Representative of the #SocialistElite Full Member

    Feb 13, 2014
  4. DavidJames

    DavidJames Active Member Full Member

    Mar 15, 2016
  5. im sparticus

    im sparticus The Digital Slug. Full Member

    May 16, 2010
    You should do more 50/50 fights on your shows Steve.
  6. channy

    channy Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 2, 2015
    Worth having a look me thinks.

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