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Team Sauerland Signs Exclusive 3-Year Deal With SPORT 1

Team Sauerland Signs Exclusive 3-Year Deal With SPORT 1

German promoter Team Sauerland has been looking for a Tv-Partner has reached and signed a three year deal with Sports 1, a free to air Sports company.

The deal which will take effect from 2018 was announced by the company on Tuesday and requires at least 20 events per year for its "Team Sauerland Championship Boxing" cards as well as its "Next Generation Boxing" and "International Boxing Nights" shows which according to Team Sauerland will include airtime for about 100 live fights.

"Team Sauerland has been continuously on free-to-air television in Germany since 1992. We are delighted to continue that tradition and provide the sport with a huge free-to-air presence over the next three years," promoter Kalle Sauerland said. "With a total of at least 60 free-to-air events with German participation until 2020 we now have a perfect platform for our current stars and the next generation of boxing heroes."

"Thanks to this extensive and exclusive partnership with Team Sauerland, SPORT1 is set to become the new home for all boxing fans in the German-speaking countries," said Olaf Schroeder, chairman of Sport1 GmbH, the network's parent company. "Together with Team Sauerland, we are opening the next chapter for boxing in Germany. As the leading sports dedicated platform, we will showcase this popular sport with its present and future stars, not only with extensive live broadcasts on free TV but also on all digital platforms, giving it even more of the spotlight."

The Boxing Promotional Platform has many notable names in the sport, super middleweight world titleholders George Groves and Tyron Zeuge, former super middleweight titlist Arthur Abraham, former light heavyweight titlist Juergen Braehmer, heavyweight contenders Kubrat Pulev and Dereck Chisora, former junior middleweight titlist Jack Culcay and light heavyweight contender Enrico Koelling are all included in the promotion.

"This 360 degree approach on free-to-air television will help boxing win many new fans and make sure it stays where it belongs: among the top three TV sports in Germany," said promoter Nisse Sauerland, Kalle's brother. "Team Sauerland's young talent pool has never been so strong. This historic deal with SPORT1 will give our fighters never-seen-before exposure and the unique chance to fight their way to the top and win the hearts of the public."
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