Global Boxing Series partners with Disney+ Hotstar

Global Boxing Series partners with Disney+ Hotstar

The series will feature a total of eight nail-biting encounters in Mumbai


Mumbai: Global Boxing Series has partnered with Disney+ Hotstar, heralding a thrilling new era for professional boxing in India. For the first time, a pro boxing series will be shown on the country’s premier sports OTT channel, scheduled to take place in Mumbai on 1 June.

Spearheaded by Promoter, Devraj Das, one of the pioneers of professional boxing in India, and Salil Acharya, Co-Promoter and actor, RJ, and proponent of combat and professional boxing on TV and OTT, the Global Boxing Series is a pioneering initiative that will blend action, entertainment, and broadcasting to create a premier platform for professional boxing and boxers in India.

By partnering with Disney+ Hotstar, the Global Boxing Series will provide a seamless streaming experience of all its fights for fans in 4K HD visions, ensuring the community can enjoy every punch and knockout with unmatched precision as it happening on the ground.

The boxing night will witness 8 fights in the presence of 16 boxers including a first-ever Influencer Marque Showdown, as prominent influencers Tayne DeVilliers and Ishant Rawat, also known as Knucklehead Warrior will be feasting it off against each other. The event will also showcase prominent female boxers, adding to the excitement and diversity of the competition.

Reflecting on the partnership and the vision of the series, Global Boxing Series and Promoter of Marine Pro Boxing co-promoter Devraj Das, boxing management and fighter-driven platform said, “We are thrilled to be on Disney+ Hotstar and embark on this journey which revolutionizes professional boxing forever in India. Boxing has always held a special place for me, whether it's the grassroots participation or the remarkable achievements at global competitions. Yet, too often, our boxers fade into obscurity after their moment of glory, which inspired the creation of the Global Boxing Series aimed at giving a continuation and a platform. I wanted to leverage my passion for boxing and years of professional promotion to establish a sustainable ecosystem for the sport's prosperity in India. With the invaluable support of Salil, our goal is to consistently provide Indian pro boxers with the opportunities and competition they rightly deserve and keep broadcasting.”

Being the country’s leading online video streaming platform, Disney+ Hotstar is renowned for promoting mixed martial arts by streaming leading tournaments in the nation. Through this association, the platform is set to broaden its scope into boxing with the broadcast of the Global Boxing Series, further underscoring its commitment to bringing top-tier sports entertainment to Indian audiences.

“For any sporting league, having a streaming partner that enhances its visibility and offers an immersive experience is crucial, and we are pleased to have found that partner in Disney+ Hotstar. Their consistent promotion of combat sports aligns perfectly with our vision of taking it to the next level, establishing a premier platform for professional boxing in India. With their unparalleled streaming capabilities and widespread reach, GBS aims to engage millions of fans and bring the thrill of the ring into their homes. Influencer fights are a big phenomenon in global boxing under strict supervision and to be able to stage a fight of this stature as part of our first fight will be a firm step for the Pro Boxing world.  Our commitment is to deliver a world-class fight experience and solidify professional boxing's significance in India's sports landscape,” commented Global Boxing Series co-promoter Salil Acharya.

As per The Ormax Sports Audience Report: 2024, boxing boasts an audience base of 107 million in India.

The Global Boxing Series will showcase a total of 8 thrilling fights, bringing together 16 elite boxers across various weight categories: Super Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, Super Welterweight, Welterweight, Super Lightweight, Lightweight, Featherweight, Super Bantamweight, and Super Flyweight.