Slapstrike Will Turn Heads on Fite
Social Media Sensation of European live events heads to PPV - 16 Fighter Tournament live from Poland!
New York, February 18, 2020 - FITE, the premier global platform for sports and entertainment, announced today that it has acquired worldwide digital rights (outside Poland) for a truly one-of-a -kind franchise platform premiere: SlapStrike – live on March 20. SlapStrike's first event "The War from Warsaw" features the U.S. broadcast debut of Vasily "Dumpling" Kamotsky, the universally recognized greatest slap fighter ever and worldwide social media sensation with over 40 million YouTube views. This will be the first time the 6'3", 375-pound Dumpling enters PunchDown, the world's toughest slap fight tournament featuring 16 heavy-hitting world-class competitors. SlapStrike has a partnership agreement with PunchDown, Europe's leading slap fight organization. The SlapStrike deal is one of 4 PunchDown events slated for 2021.
The World Slap Fight Championship event will be available to stream across all FITE platforms, apps and devices, Live on Pay-Per-View on Saturday, March 20 at 2pm ET/11am PT.
16 Fighter Tournament live from Poland, with participants including the universally recognized best slap fighter ever Vasily "Dumpling" Kamotsky (Russia) and reigning PunchDown world champion David "Zales" Zalewski (Poland).
First ever women's co-main event featuring Polish influencers Esmerelda vs. Anastasiya
Main Event featuring Polish TV personalities Warszawski Dresik vs. Bonus BGC
English language commentary by noted play by play expert, Sean Wheelock
FITE Replays will be included with purchase. Slap and slap again!
About FITEFITE is the premium global platform for live sports and entertainment offering many of the industry's marquee PPV events and SVOD packages with 4MM registered users. FITE is available worldwide through its iOS, Android and Huawei mobile apps, as well as via Apple TV, Android TV, ROKU, and Amazon Fire TV OTT streaming apps. In addition, FITE supports Samsung, Vizio SmartCast™, Cox Contour and the Contour Streaming Player, Foxxum, Chromecast, PS4, XBOX, ZEASN, Comcast's Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, Netrange, Vidaa/Hisense, Vewd, Netgem TV, as well as 7,000 models of Smart TVs. Available online at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Glenn Pere, Co-Founder & CEOGlenn has carved out a career in entertainment advertising, particularly sports and specifically boxing. Glenn and his ad agency (PereNYC.com) have been the creative force behind all of HBO Sports marketing, branding and promoting efforts. Through the years Glenn has created, marketed, branded, and promoted nearly 400 boxing matches for HBO Boxing. Glenn's imagery helped define the greatest boxers in the world. Felix Trinidad, Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Micky Ward, Arturo Gatti, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, Bernard Hopkins, GGG, Canelo, Roy Jones Jr., Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko and dozens more.
When it came to Pay-Per-View Glenn's campaigns helped generate over $2 billion worth of buys. His campaign, the highly acclaimed, "The World Awaits" Mayweather vs. De La Hoya, till recently, held the PPV record with over 2,400,000 buys. Glenn's favorite moment in boxing took place over 36 rounds, the Arturo Gatti/Micky Ward Trilogy, certainly, a lot of boxing aficionados would have no problem agreeing.
Glenn lives on Long Island with his wife and 2 sons, neither boy will ever box.
Paul Baron, Co-Founder & CMOPaul is a sports and entertainment marketing leader with a demonstrated history of driving brand image, awareness, and audience growth for premier global media properties including the multi-platform HBO Sports portfolio and multi-billion dollar Pokémon franchise.
He spent over a decade positioning HBO Pay-Per-View boxing events for record-breaking success including Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, the biggest pay-per-view event of all-time. Paul helped launch a deep roster of acclaimed HBO Sports original series and documentaries including Being Serena, The Shop, 24/7 The Match: Tiger vs. Phil, Andre the Giant, Maradona, Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals, and Lombardi. He previously guided North American localization and brand activations for chart-topping Pokémon franchise rollouts including video games, television show, trading cards, movies, e-commerce, and flagship retail destination.