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20 SEPTEMBER 2018

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New Heavyweight Tournament set for June 2006




By Paul Upham: Plans for a new style heavyweight boxing tournament are well advanced with a major promotion set for June. The one night knockout tournament is being billed as a once a year extravaganza designed to take exciting boxing back to the fans in a slick entertainment package.

The promoters involved are not only intent on featuring the biggest and best names in boxing at heavyweight from around the world, but are also investigating the interest of the world's best light heavyweights and cruiserweights. Prize money for the competitors is anticipated to be well over US $15 million.

A document obtained by SecondsOut claims that the tournament, "will have more action, more intensity, and more champions on one card and on one night than in the history of boxing."

One of the four major world sanctioning bodies has apparently endorsed the concept with competitors boxing matches of 4 x 3 minute rounds in a knockout style format.

Planning for the tournament has been underway for nearly two years. With financial backing now secured, the promoters have been given the green light to begin signing boxers.

SecondsOut will continue to follow this story and bring readers more information as it becomes available.


Paul Upham
Contributing Editor



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