Whisper has been appointed as production partner for Channel 5’s free-to-air fight nights, in conjunction with Wasserman Boxing. The first two events are on 24 and 31 March.
Working alongside Promoters Wasserman Boxing, the coverage begins with World Title action for Lyndon Arthur, as he faces Braian Nahuel Suarez for IBO Light Heavyweight Championship on March 24 in Bolton. Then, on March 31, Harlem Eubank returns to London’s iconic York Hall as he continues his climb up the Super Lightweight rankings against Mexico’s Christian Uruzquieta.
Both of these unmissable events will be broadcast live and exclusive on Channel 5 and represent the only free-to-air boxing available in the UK.
Whisper’s reputation in combat sport coverage continues to grow. Last year, it delivered the World Feed Host Broadcast of the anticipated heavyweight rematch, Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua II, the Rage on the Red Sea, which was broadcast in over 180 countries. In February this year, it delivered the host broadcast of the Jake Paul v Tommy Fury box office cruiserweight fight. Whisper also produces Bellator for the BBC.
Whisper’s production team includes Pete Thomas, who has worked in boxing for more than 15 years and on world title fights featuring Oleksandr Usyk, Joe Calzaghe, Amir Khan and Carl Froch. He’s joined by Executive Producer John Curtis who has a wealth of experience in headline boxing events and Sarah Warnock, as Production Executive.
Caj Sohal, Channel 5 Head of Sport: “We are looking forward to working with Whisper to energise the look and feel of our coverage. Channel 5 is the only free to air network commuted to boxing and we have an exciting year ahead of us.”
Pete Thomas, Head of Sport, Whisper: “We’re delighted to be producing boxing for Channel 5, bringing live fight action to the terrestrial UK audience.”
“Whisper’s focus from day one has been to produce sport as entertainment, a value and commitment shared by Wasserman who bringing new viewers to the sport whilst also respecting its heritage, and we are excited to work with them to make sure our coverage is as engaging and exciting as the boxing itself.”
Known for delivering award-winning sport and unscripted entertainment, Whisper currently produces Formula One, The Women’s EURO, The Paralympics, International Cricket and International Rugby. A six-times Broadcast Best Places to Work, it is also the content production partner for UEFA, Wimbledon, World Rugby and The LTA.
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