Africa Boxing Returns in 2022 showcasing Africa’s Boxing Talent

ESPN Africa is proud to announce the return of Africa Boxing in 2022. Showcasing a diverse range of the continent’s boxing talent to viewers across Africa, the boxing events will be taking place on the last Thursday of every month from January 2022. 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. With the immense popularity of the sport on the continent, viewers can look forward to fierce competition as fighters duel for glory in the ring. Twelve events are planned to take place within South Africa in 2022.

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. 

“ESPN is known for bringing the most exciting sporting moments to sports fans across the continent and the return of Africa Boxing takes that further” says Kyle De Klerk, Director: Sports commercial and business, The Walt Disney Company Africa. “Knowing Africa’s rich history of developing boxing champions, ESPN will showcase some of our continents best talent to a global audience which will hopefully give them a platform to progress and challenge for World Titles in the near future” he added. 

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. 

How to tune in: 

ESPN: DStv 218, Starsat 248

  • All times are stated in CAT / SAST.
  • Schedule subject to change

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