The boxing fever is soon to gripIndiawith its first ever Super Boxing League (SBL) to be held inNewDelhifrom July 7 to August 12, 2017.The league is being organised by British businessman Bill Dosanjh, also the founder and promoter of successful Super Fight League and professional boxing sensation & two-time world champion boxer, Amir Khan.
Eight teams comprising of 96 pugilists will come together for twelve league level matches from July 7-30, 2017 followed by two semi finals on the 5th and 6th August and the grand finale on the 12th August, 2017.The eight teams of the inaugural edition of SBL areMumbaiAssassins,DelhiGladiators,HaryanaWarriors, Sher-E-Punjab, UP Terminators, North East Tigers, Maratha Yoddhas and Southern Super Kings.
"Today's event represents a huge step towards delivering our vision of creating an inspirational international level of contactsportsin India," said Bill Dosanjh."It's a great feeling to see a concept taking shape and today we have eight teams with the best of industry partners owning them. I am thankful to all team owners for believing in our vision and joining hands in delivering something which will soon be a symbol of aspiration for many young pugilists across globe."
Speaking at the occasion, Amir Khan said, "Long-term partnerships work best for both the brand and the team, where they draw from each other's vigour. SBL is going to be a big leap in the history of boxing and I am confident that it will become one of the most coveted titles in boxing in the years to come."Each team at the league will have a squad strength of 12 boxers, including six back up boxers. A team will have a mix of five male and one female boxer and can have a maximum of three international boxers.
Each action-packed weekend of SBL will see the best of 6 bouts formats across six weight categories. A bout will have 4 rounds of 3 minutes each.