Official Celebrity Boxing Signs Five Event Deal with FITE
The original celebrity combat promotion and the biggest global sports streaming platform will present five PPV events beginning with Clash in the Metaverse with 9-time world champion Roy Jones Jr. vs. internet bodybuilding superstar NDO Champ.
New York, NY (June 1, 2023):--FITE has signed a deal to present Official Celebrity Boxing's next five events live via PPV, continuing the relationship between combat sports biggest and most reliable global streaming platform and the promotion that started the celebrity fight craze two decades ago. The first event, Clash in the Metaverse, will be on June 30th when Roy Jones Jr. faces NDO Champ in technological first–live physical boxing in the metaverse. Additional dates to be announced, but Official Celebrity Boxing founder Damon Feldman has confirmed Mark Coleman will fight in the second event.
Clash in the Metaverse will make history with tech-partner Galaxy Arena and is the latest step in FITE's innovation in sports that has included new and under-represented sports and leagues, technology such as the AI tools that power the FITE platform. FITE was recently shortlisted in the Sports Technology Awards for its hologram press conference with Proto Inc. and Manny Pacquiao.
In addition to the PPV events, FITE's SVOD platform FITE+ will host the Official Celebrity Boxing podcast with Feldman and special guests weekly. Feldman is the inventor of celebrity boxing, having put on hundreds matches between famous and infamous athletes, movie stars and pop culture icons and footnotes of every kind, including Tonya Harding, Octomom, Joey Buttafouco, Rodney King, Jose Canseco, Kato Kaelin and Coolio.
"There's no question Damon Feldman had a huge influence on sports when he created Official Celebrity Boxing," said FITE Co-Founder and COO Michael Weber. "And it's not just that he has kept going – he's kept switching stances so no competitor can beat him. With Clash in the Metaverse we'll expect traditional boxing viewers, newcomers inspired by social media, and other crossover fans of all kinds interested in the tech. No matter what – it's going to be a hell of a fight."
The Official Celebrity Boxing podcast joins a tremendous roster of new events and archived content included in the FITE+ provides the Best Value in Combat Sports, offering new customers a 7-day free trial. Subscribers get a special selection of premium events from pro wrestling promotions including Major League Wrestling, Game Changer Wrestling, Insane Championship Wrestling and more; as well as the ultra red-hot Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship events and other leading boxing, MMA and grappling and promotions like Triller Fight Club, Fight2Win, SlapFight Championship, and Shamrock FC. The subscription also offers unlimited on-demand access to the entire FITE+ library with over 4000 hours from more than 100 organizations from around the world.
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