FS Promotions are ready to bring accessible televised boxing back to the Irish fight fan.
Many would argue that it’s about time Irish fighters have had a platform other than Sky or Boxnation from which to build their names from. Now the Dublin promoter has reconfirmed its link up with ‘It’s A-Bout Boxing‘ for the new year and looks set to, somewhat, end the free boxing on television drought – which had just a brief oasis in 2015 with Carl Frampton on ITV to quench the thirst of fans parched by the departure of Brian Peters.
It’s A-Bout Boxing broadcast boxing shows live via Sky channel 212 and have plans to broadcast four to five shows from Ireland in 2017 as well as their regular schedule of shows from Britain and further afield.
While it may not be free-to-air entirely (a Sky box is still needed) the channel requires no additional subscriptions
Dublin-based FS Promotion will provide the shows for the station from Ireland and plan to announce a number of Irish signings over the next few weeks.
Those fighters, and potentially other Irish talents, will get the chance to gain TV in Ireland and there fights will be broadcast further afield.
The move will see the promoter now become known as ‘It’s A-Bout Boxing Ireland.’
It’s A Bout Boxing will join Boxnation, potentially BT Sport, and Sky Sports as stations that broadcast boxing from Ireland this year and the news is another boost to the sport.
FS Promotions, who had agreed with the channel to televise the ill-fated Christina McMahon v Linda Laura Lecca world title bout last month, hope to officially relaunch the link up and go into more detail about how it will operate in a January press conference.
The first televised Irish show is tentatively eyed for late March or early April.