Boxing in India has for many years been one of the most popular sports, and with the launch of Super Boxing League (SBL) with participation from top pugilists from India and abroad, the stage is set for some exciting ring action. This unique concept was born thanks to British businessman Bill Dosanjh, also the founder and promoter of successful Super Boxing League held recently in New Delhi, India.
Super Boxing League with its tagline ‘Hit Harder’ will also be promoted by none other than Olympic medalist and two-time world champion boxer, Amir Khan. It is scheduled to be staged from July 7 – Aug 12, 2017.
The franchise-based SBL is yet another innovation by Bill Dosanjh after the Super Fight League. The Super Fight League – world’s leading mixed martial arts league – in only its inaugural season has attracted a huge fan base in the country. Now the Super Boxing League is ready to woo Indian audiences with the best of action in boxing.
One of the features of the league will be its unique point scoring system, which is being introduced for the first time in the history of professional boxing, wherein a boxer can claim six points on winning a bout through knock-out.
The SBL will consist of 8 franchises. Each team will comprise of six players (five male boxers and one female boxer with six back up players per team). There will be competitions in six different weight categories with bouts of 4 rounds of 3 minutes each.