Following high ticket demand for Ultimate Boxxer I, it has been announced that the highly-anticipated debut event has moved to the iconic Manchester Arena on Friday 27th April.
The high-octane elimination tournament – an exciting mix of professional boxing and entertainment aimed at the mainstream audience and a new generation of boxing fan – was switched from EventCity to accommodate the increase in demand.
Ultimate Boxxer executives have made the decision to switch to the famous arena that’s staged many epic fight nights including Ricky Hatton’s unforgettable victory over the legendary Kostya Tszyu in June, 2006.
British boxing great Hatton, who is an ambassador for Ultimate Boxxer alongside Former World Champions Anthony Crolla and Paulie Malignaggi, will be at ringside for Ultimate Boxxer I that also features a thrilling night of entertainment, including BBC Radio 1 Extra DJ Charlie Sloth plus top international stars.
Malignaggi said, “The response from the public to the first Ultimate Boxxer has been great. The brand, performers and format appeal to the casual fans too and a new generation of boxing fans. Additions from the Matchroom Boxing Gym have helped and I’m excited to see eight unbeaten welterweights be given an opportunity to propel their career.’’
Tickets are available from www.ultimateboxxer.com for thousands to experience a unique event with millions expected to tune in for what’s sure to be an action-packed night of action and entertainment. Broadcasters include Unilad and Youtube with an on demand option available with a TV channel that will be announced imminently
In the ring, eight unbeaten welterweights will fight their hearts out in toe-to-toe battles to win life-changing prize money from a pool of £50,000 and the right to be called ‘Ultimate Boxxer.’
Andy Kremner, flying the flag for Manchester in the event, said: “’Ultimate Boxxer’ is going to be fast, explosive and exciting – and that suits me down to the ground” – and Isaac Macleod, who fights out of the Matchroom Boxing Gym is another who promises to excite fans.
Ex footballer Tom Young from Leeds is looking forward to having three fights on one night and Ben Eland looks set to bring huge support from Nottinghamshire and Stoke and he said: “We’re all unbeaten, on the way up and looking to make our mark. For me it’s not just about the money, winning Ultimate Boxxer could be life-changing for me and I’m thinking of what doors it will open for my career.”
Sam Evans promised: “I’m going to get stuck in. I’m tough enough and hard enough to take a few to land a few. I’m ready for three dog fights in one night and I’m coming out the top-dog.”
“Kaisee Benjamin can be a big name in Ultimate Boxxer and I think he could be the one who surprises everyone and comes through the winner,” said the Birmingham slickster’s manager, Jon Pegg.
Drew Brown said: “Ultimate Boxxer is made for me. I love going toe-to-toe and throwing plenty of punches. I’m confident that no one will be able to outwork me and I’m going to get my hands on that pot of cash. This is my golden chance to make a break in my career and I’m going to grab it with both hands.”
Gallagher’s Sam Hyde is amongst others on the undercard for what is set to be some spectacle.
ULTIMATE BOXXER I will take place at the Manchester Arena on April 28. Tickets are available from www.ultimateboxxer.com