MansionBet to Sponsor Ultimate Boxxer Tournament

Froch vs Groves II

Boxing in the UK has seen somewhat of a resurgence over the last decade, thanks in part to Matchroom Boxing and their partnership with Sky Television. Obviously the 2012 London Olympics helped, with the emergence of current unified World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua seizing the Super Heavyweight Gold Medal. A feat that many past greats such as Lennox Lewis and Ali before him attained, before ruling the professional ranks.

Over the past few years, as a result of the growing public interest in the pugilist sport, many iGaming firms have stood up and taken notice. When back in 2014 the rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves sold out Wembley Stadium, an event that gaming firm Betway took notice of and thus ensured they sponsored.

Since 2014, Joshua has gone on to sell out Wembley Stadium a couple of times and also the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, whilst many shows are now held in some of the largest arenas in the country. Gone are the days, where small hall shows are the norm. That is not to say that grass roots boxing is of any less importance.

Other gaming firms such as William Hill have got in on the act, with Hills sponsoring many a Matchroom promotion. There is also 32Red, who currently sponsor World Featherweight Champion, Josh Warrington, who hails from Leeds. Warrington is also a brand ambassador for the online casino, who have in the past 18 months, sponsored several shows held on both Boxnation and BT Sport.

Grass roots professional boxing is still the life blood of the sport, especially considering that in the past year, many of the big names of British Boxing have retired. With the likes of David Haye, Tony Bellew, George Groves and James De Gale finally calling time on their respective illustrious careers. Whilst other stars such as Amir Khan and Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton are in the twilight final throes of their own.

Boxing in the UK is currently as a result in a transitional stage, with new talent being blooded to replace the stars who have exited stage left, the squared circle. This is not a fact that is lost on MansionBet, who have once again thrown their hat into the ‘ring’ and  been announced as the main sponsor for the upcoming Ultimate Boxxer Tournament.

Ultimate Boxxer sells itself as Boxing’s first ‘Entertainment Brand’  and their partnership with MansionBet continues from their  initial sponsorship of Ultimate Boxxer II: The Light-Heavyweights last November.

Broadcast live on BT Sports, the partnership tie in with Ultimate Boxxer will see MansionBet get coverage on five fights broadcast on 10th May later this year. In a format that is similar to the previous Matchroom run Prizefighter. Ultimate Boxxer will see 8 professional boxers in the Middleweight category, fight it out in one night, to win the prize of Ultimate Boxxer and a pay cheque of £50,000.

Commenting on the partnership, Shelly Suter from MansionBet said: “This is a tournament that has grown in popularity and being shown on BT Sport on prime time is a testament to that. We are thrilled to be supporting Ultimate Boxxer again and encouraging boxers who can compete and gain exposure on such a massive platform.”

Whilst a spokesperson for Ultimate Boxxer said of the tie in with MansionBet: “We’re delighted to be working with MansionBet for the next shows on BT Sport. They have supported our vision from the very beginning, which has now progressed into new exciting territory.”

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