With less than two months to go and after weeks of speculation surrounding the TV deal for the inaugural Ireland’s Last Man Standing show on March 3rd, the broadcaster has finally been confirmed.
Red Corner & Assassin Promotions have tonight announced that Ireland’s TG4 will be the official broadcaster for the event that looks to bring pro boxing in Ireland back to a wider audience.
Head of Sport for the network Rónán Ó Coistelbha has said about the partnership –
‘We’re delighted to be back involved in professional boxing. We are excited by the idea, the concept & look forward to the future together’.
It has been confirmed that live coverage will be shown from 8.15pm – 11.15pm with Andy Lee & Kenneth Egan providing analysis on the night.
Jonathan Graham of Red Corner Promotions has said about the announcement –
“Thank’s to TG4 for showing Irish professional boxing the gratitude it deserves. This is a big step for any broadcaster and we’re delighted to be working together.
“We’re delighted to be bringing boxing back to the masses. If boxer’s want terrestrial tv coverage they now know where to go.”
Alongside the ‘Last Man Standing’ tournament, there is a full undercard featuring some of the best prospects in Ireland. Light-welterweight Victor Rabei 3-0 and Dylan ‘The real deal’ Moran 3-0 have so far been confirmed.
And in what could be the fight of the night, pitting two champions against each other in a Dublin derby, Celtic light-middleweight champ Craig O’Brien and welterweight champ Jay Byrne will battle for the Irish Light-middleweight title.
The announcement and partnership with a national broadcaster will give Irish boxing a massive boost and a chance for the fighters involved to make household name’s for themselves. With the domestic scene really thriving at the moment, there’s a sense that we’re on the cusp of something special in a golden era for pro boxing in Ireland.