ESPN has announced the return of Africa Boxing in 2022, with monthly fight nights starting on 27 January in Johannesburg and airing live across the African continent.
Showcasing a diverse range of the continent's boxing talent to viewers across Africa, the events will be taking place on the last Thursday of every month for the next year.
The fights will be broadcast live on ESPN Africa [DStv 218, Starsat 248] as well as several broadcast partners across the globe.
With five main fights per event, and two undercard bouts on each bill, ESPN Africa Boxing promises to showcase the best of boxing talent from across the continent.
In addition, ESPN Africa have also committed to including one all-female bout per event in order to help grow the sport and provide aspiring young female boxers with a platform.
Known for its premium broadcast production, ESPN is set to deliver a high-quality boxing viewing experience, complete with all of the fanfare that accompanies high-stakes boxing matchups.
Fans can also look forward to a blow-by-blow account of all the action, behind the scenes and from inside the ring, on the ESPN Africa social media feeds, with build-up starting early in the new year.
Additional in-depth analysis, behind-the-scenes insights and running commentary is expected to be featured on ESPN Africa's sports talk shows such as the popular Sports Center.
The first event of the ESPN Africa Boxing series will take place in Johannesburg on Thursday 27 January 2022 at 19:00 (CAT), with one event per month to follow thereafter.