Former English Welterweight champion Ross Minter and promotional partner Alan Foley have confirmed that they have secured an exciting broadcast deal with Eurosport for their promotions company the Queensbury Boxing League which will see their first event on the channel air on Friday February 3rd at 10:30pm during the channels primetime viewing slot.
The promotional duo who launched the league back in 2010 with the aim of creating a fresh and exciting new boxing platform for British boxers to compete on have seen a rapid growth in the popularity of the league with boxers from all over the country signing up to compete within its ranks, and with Eurosport now showcasing a number of the league’s larger events in their 2012 season the shows are guaranteed to reach a much wider audience during the next twelve month’s.
“ This is a fantastic achievement for the show and is testament to all of the hard work that’s been put in to making this league one of the most exciting stages for boxing in the country,” commented Minter.
“ When we set out to create this league we wanted to build a third legitimate boxing code in the UK that would bridge the gap between the amateur and professional ranks and develop a league system to give the boxers competing in it something to aim for. There is still a long way to go and further improvements to make but I really believe the league is a huge positive for the sport and the coverage Eurosport will offer is going to expose the shows to a whole new audience and hopefully get more people watching boxing again”
The man tasked with making sure the league’s development continues to grow in the right direction is promotions director Alan Foley, and Foley is more than confident that the deal with Eurosport would ensure the league will become a major force on the UK’s boxing landscape in 2012 with the extra exposure on the channel.
“I think this deal is not only a move in the right direction for the Queensbury Boxing League, but also the sport of boxing in general, and we need to get more people buzzing about boxing again”
“ I think we’ve been successful due to three things, the short fast paced fights, good competitive match making and very entertaining shows which are the key things we set out to build the league on. Boxing is competing with so many other sports now and people want to see fights that have you on the edge of your seat and not prospects beating up journeymen, and every fight made in the league has the excitement of a title fight and that’s what boxing fans need to see to bring them back time and time again”
With the league’s Night Of Champions event already scheduled to take place on the 10th of March at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey which will air the following week on Eurosport, the league could be well on its way to establishing itself as a serious player in British boxing.