AN unprecedented televised line-up featuring Australia’s best talent will be showcased across three nights in November.
The concept will see domestic leader No Limit Boxing stage approximately 30 fights in one city, mirroring the highly successful ‘Magic Round’ format by the NRL, as revealed by broadcaster Ben Damon on Saturday night.
The three-day festival of boxing will kick-off in mid-November, with separate events on a Friday and Saturday night, both broadcast live on Fox Sports, followed by a pay-per-view event on the Sunday afternoon, headlined by Tim Tszyu.
Although negotiations are still underway, Tszyu’s representatives are favouring a world title challenge against WBO light middleweight kingpin Brian Castaño, or former WBC titleholder Tony Harrison.
“Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney are in the running to host the weekend,” explained Damon.
“No Limit regulars Liam Wilson, Sam Ah See and Wade Ryan would be guaranteed a spot on the cards, as well as cross-code athletes like Paul Gallen who could face Darcy Lussick, while No Limit is extending an invitation to all Australian boxers.
“Organisers plan to add a festival feel to the weekend with events, installations and performances to compliment the action and major domestic and international guests like former heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder who is being approached to make the trip from America.”
The landmark concept is the brainchild of No Limit Boxing, as explained by CEO George Rose.
“No Limit plans to solidify its place as the leader for Australian boxing, with an unprecedented line-up of events,” he told Aus-Boxing.
“Across three televised days, we plan to deliver 30 fights showcasing the best talent that the country has to offer, including the existing stars of Australian boxing.
“This creates a platform for the next wave of emerging prospects, who’ll be showcased on the big stage.
“We’re proud to be delivering the Australian public events of this magnitude, culminating with the face of Australian boxing, Tim Tszyu, against world level opposition.
“This is part of our long-term commitment and broader vision to build a truly world class stable, and to build on the success of our events this year.”