“It will be vibrant and energetic from the first bell in November to the winners’ hand being raised at next summer.”
Maloney and Long will advertise for boxers wishing to enter the fast and furious tournament on forums and trade papers during the next few weeks.
To qualify, potential entrants must have had five or less professional contests or be someone wishing to turn professional.
The great eight will be selected by Maloney, Long and their experienced teams and then invited to sign up.
The divisional draws and order of fights will be made at a press conference two weeks before the opening night.
It is hoped London’s Mermaid Theatre will host the early stages of the competition, although this is still to be confirmed.
September 13, 2011