ITV will exclusively cover 16 elite boxers competing across 14 different Fight Nights all over the world to see who will claim the Muhammad Ali Trophy. The Super Middleweight and Cruiserweight tournaments will be shown on a combination of ITV’s free-to-air and pay-per-view platforms.
“The Ali trophy achieves a major recognition today,” said Roberto Dalmiglio, head of management board, Comosa, the tournament owner and organizer.
“Comosa is thrilled to announce the deal with ITV and the start of a broad co-operation with the leading commercial broadcaster in UK. We are honoured to gather the interest of such a prestigious media partner,” said Dalmiglio.
Niall Sloane, director of sport, ITV said: “Live coverage of this brand new tournament featuring some of British boxing’s most exciting talents is something we hope will appeal to keen fight fans and sports enthusiasts across the country. Chris Eubank Jr won his first world title and defended it on ITV Box Office and this marks the next step in his development. The potential of a mouth-watering match-up with George Groves adds to the prestige of this new series.”