Prizefighter-style tournaments set for Sky Sports at light and cruiserweight

Prizefighter-style tournaments head back to Sky Sports this spring as BOXXER confirms two eight-man events for April and May.

Following a triumphant launch event in November, the next two installments of the BOXXER SERIES have been announced today by BOXXER, the next-generation British boxing promotion.

In the first BOXXER SERIES event of 2022, eight lightweights will line up at the Coventry Skydome Arena on Saturday, April 16, to battle it out for the grand prize, live on Sky Sports.

The following month, eight cruiserweights will convene in Sheffield Arena on Saturday, May 21. They contest their own one-night tournament, searching for career-best prize money and breakout opportunities.

Launched in November 2021 with an event in Liverpool, the BOXXER SERIES event format features an eight-man, one-night tournament: four semi-finals, two semi-finals, and a grand final.

The victorious boxer takes the lion’s share of the prize fund for one-night tournament boxing. In contrast, every boxer in the tournament has the chance to put a spotlight on himself by putting on a standout performance on the nation’s biggest sports television platform.

Featuring a mix of former champions and rising stars competing under short-form boxing rules (3 x 3-minute rounds), BOXXER SERIES tournaments offer an unparalleled platform for grassroots British boxing. They can send winner’s names rocketing up the rankings list.

Promising non-stop action from start to finish, BOXXER SERIES events are planned for every major city in the UK and will feature each region’s best boxing talent, rising stars, and local heroes.

November’s launch event saw young Birmingham Super-Lightweight prospect win three fights in one night to emerge with his undefeated record intact, his largest-ever professional purse, and a long-term promotional agreement with BOXXER and Sky Sports Boxing.


The event produces career opportunities for more than just the winners, with many of the other Liverpool participants also having secured advantageous future career opportunities due to their performances that night.

In Coventry next month, eight top British lightweights will compete to secure those same spoils for themselves – along with the chance to make their name known to every boxing fan in the country and put themselves on the radar in one of boxing’s most storied divisions.

Lightweight – one of the sport’s eight ‘Glamor Divisions’ – has been home to some of the biggest names in boxing history, including Roberto Durán, Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao.

Then in May, the cruiserweights head to Sheffield for what is sure to be a night of explosive action.

Cruiserweight is one of the most profound divisions in British boxing today. The Sheffield contenders will be looking for a breakout win that sets them on track to follow fellow British standouts Richard Riakporhe, Mikael Lawal, and Viddal Riley into the Sky Sports limelight.

Furthermore, BOXXER will announce tournament participants in the coming days.