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Sky picks up rights to new boxing tournament

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky Sports has acquired rights to The Golden Contract, a new boxing tournament organised by MTK Global.

Sky’s coverage of the tournament, which gets underway on October 4 at London’s York Hall, will be in association with Matchroom Boxing.

The Golden Contract will feature eight featherweights, eight super-lightweights and eight light-heavyweights. The three divisional winners will earn a two-year, five-fight deal with six-figure purses guaranteed for each fight.

The tournament will feature quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final and will also offer knockout bonuses. Fighters will include Ryan Walsh, Davey Oliver Joyce, Ohara Davies, Tyrone McKenna, Hosea Burton and Steven Ward, among others.

More news on fights and fighters will be announced soon, with the draws to take place at the start of each fight week.