Leading boxing television rights distributor and sports marketing firm Octapixx LIVE is pleased to announce tremendous interest from international broadcasters for the Golden Gloves of South Africa-promoted February 1, 2014 Monte Carlo Night of Champions, boxing’s first major event of 2014. The telecast, live from Monte Carlo, Monaco and distributed by Octapixx LIVE, will be seen on television and PPV by millions of viewers from all over the world.
FIRST 2014 TILT FOR 2013 FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
Headlined by the WBA / IBO Middleweight Championship featuring USA Today and Ring Magazine’s Fan Favourite 2013 Fighter of the Year Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KO) defending his title against Osumanu Adama (22-3, 16 KO), the event features 6 belts contested over the course of 5 fights in a stacked card that is punctuated by young and rising stars of the sport.
MULTIPLE BELTS AND RISING STARS
In the primary support bout, Martin Murray (26-1, 11 KO), whose only career loss came via a controversial 2013 decision against lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, aims to continue his ascent in the sport, defending his WBA Middleweight Interim World Title against Australia’s Jarrod Fletcher (17-1, 10 KO).
Golovkin-Adama and Murray-Fletcher top a card that also features an IBO Junior Flyweight Championship (Nkosinathi Joyi versus Rey Loreto); a WBA Welterweight Continental Title Fight (Roman Balaev versus Dean Byrne); and a return to Monaco by powerful cruiserweight Ilunga Makabu, whose opponent is not yet confirmed as two fighters, Pawel Kolodziej and Nathan Cleverly, have already withdrawn rather than face the sensational Makabu.
“It is unheard of for an evening of boxing to promise championship fights from top to bottom, but the Monte Carlo Night of Champions delivers,” says Octapixx LIVE Vice President Lowell Conn. “We are very pleased that broadcasters worldwide are clamouring to showcase boxing’s next iconic superstar, Gennady Golovkin, as well as the multiple championship fights that are featured in this excellent February 1 event.”