Ireland’s Last Man Standing will be broadcast live on terrestrial TV according to the show’s promoters.
The eight participants and a broadcaster were meant to be revealed at a press conference in the National Stadium today, but only the eight entering the Prizefighter-style tournament were revealed.
The lack of television news did immediately raise concerns, which the shows promoters Assassin Promotions and Red Corner were quick to quash.
The promotional duo assured that terrestrial tv will broadcast boxing for the first time since 2011 and claim the station will be revealed as soon as the contracts are signed.
“Live TV was supposed to announced today, but we are waiting for the contract to be signed. We have got the broadcaster arranged we are literally pen to paper. It could be announced today, tomorrow or the next day, but I can confirm it’s live terrestrial television,” Kaz Evans of Assassin Promotions stated today.
The English promoter, who has teamed up with Red Corner, to bring the exciting concept to the National Stadium on Saturday March 3rd, also revealed that the knockout contest will play host to an exciting undercard.
Evans claims two Irish title fights are in the pipeline and it seems the light middleweight Irish title will be up for grabs in an exciting dust up, while Paddy McDonagh is on course to defend his light heavyweight title against David Bailey.
“We didn’t want to take away from the eight fighters today, today was about them, but we have a strong undercard. There will two Irish title fights on the undercard, but today was about the eight Last Man Standing contestants.”
“The undercard will be announced in due course,” he said while also expressing his excitement at what promises to be an action packed night.
“The Irish have always been the most passionate fans in the world. They are so patriotic and they get behind every sport, but boxing is one of their national sports. The wealth of talent in Ireland alone is stand out.”
“The middleweights chosen by Mickey Helliet and Kenny Egan lends to this concept and a great night of boxing. I can’t call it and I can’t wait to see how the bookies price it.”