Probellum returns to Dubai in March for an action-packed weekend of elite-level boxing staged over two consecutive nights with an incredible card featuring a combination of current and former world champions, Olympic medalists and hugely talented young fighters.

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, located at The Irish Village, in association with Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, will host Probellum’s first shows of the year – and one of the UAE’s biggest-ever boxing showcases – on March 18 and 19.

The main and co-main event for night one will be announced this week, while two fantastic bouts top the bill on the second night, with IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards (17-0, 4 knockouts), from the UK, defending his title against Muhammad Waseem (12-1, 8 knockouts), one of Pakistan’s biggest boxing stars, in the headline contest.

That will be preceded by an intriguing clash between Ireland’s WBO intercontinental super-lightweight champion Tyrone McKenna (22-2-1, 6 knockouts) and Regis Prograis (26-1, 22 knockouts), the American former super-lightweight world champion who signed to Probellum in October.

Probellum heads back to Dubai following its hugely successful inaugural event, which took place at the Coca-Cola Arena in December, hosted by legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer.

“We are absolutely delighted to be returning to Dubai for our first event of 2022,” said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum.

“Probellum has made a huge impact in the boxing world in a short period and we have some major plans for this year, starting with these two history-making shows in Dubai.

“There was a fantastic response to our first-ever event, which took place in Dubai at the end of last year, and we know there is a big appetite for boxing in the city.

“These two shows will feature many top-quality fighters from around the world, including Sunny Edwards, Muhammad Waseem, Tyrone McKenna, and Regis Prograis. We would encourage fans to secure tickets early in order to ensure they don’t miss out on what will undoubtedly be another fantastic event.”

With the shows taking place over St Patrick’s Day weekend, there will be an Irish theme to proceedings and more of the country’s most impressive boxers, in addition to McKenna, are set to be confirmed for the event over the coming weeks.

In the lead-up to the event there will be a week-long programme of entertainment including public workouts, press conferences and weigh-ins, along with a series of activations, while The Irish Village will be introducing special offers for those fans who purchase tickets for Fight Night.

Ticket prices start from 50 AED and are available to purchase from Friday, 28th January via Platinum List or in-person at The Irish Village, Al Garhoud and Studio City.

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Probellum is proud to announce a promotional deal with former British and WBA Intercontinental champion Lewis Ritson.

Newcastle superstar Ritson (21-2, 12 knockouts) is known for his all-action, relentless style, having been involved in some of the most exciting fights in the UK in recent years, such as his October 2019 win over Robbie Davies Jnr.

His vicious power has also been on display during his career, as seen in his quick-fire stoppage victories over Paul Hyland Jnr, Scott Cardle and Joe Murray, with those three fights lasting less than four rounds combined.

Ritson’s first bout since signing with Probellum will come on Saturday, when he competes against Hank Lundy on the BOXXER event at the Newcastle Arena – live on Sky Sports Boxing.

Probellum will guide the career of Ritson moving forward, as their expert team look to use their vast knowledge to help navigate the 28-year-old back towards world title contention.

It is the latest major statement of intent from Probellum, following on from their signings of Regis Prograis, Nonito Donaire, Badou Jack, Eimantas Stanionis, Arthur Biyarslanov, Taras Shelestyuk, Ricky Burns, Eduardo Hernandez and Brandon Moore.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Probellum team,” said Ritson“Over the last few weeks they have made some huge signings and I’m happy we’ve got the deal over the line and I’ve signed with them.”

“It’s great to welcome someone of Lewis’ high standard to the team,” said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum“He’s always in entertaining fights and is one of the most popular fighters in the entire UK.

“He’s been on the cusp of a world title shot before, and Probellum will now be on hand to steer him back towards that level as we help him achieve his dream of one day becoming world champion.”

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Major global boxing and media company Probellum is proud to announce that former multiple-time world title challenger Paul Smith will join the team as part of its new on-air talent.

During his own boxing career, Smith had fantastic success, winning the British super-middleweight title on numerous occasions and challenging for world honours three times. He also shared the ring with some of the sport’s biggest stars, such as Andre Ward, Arthur Abraham, George Groves and James DeGale.

The Liverpudlian is part of the proud fighting Smith family alongside Callum, Liam and Stephen, who made history by having all four brothers win British titles during their respective careers, while Callum and Liam also became world champions.

Since hanging up the gloves, Paul has gone on to become an extremely successful broadcaster within boxing, working for major networks such as Sky Sports, DAZN and BoxNation to name a few, providing expert analysis in the process.

Smith is just one of several big names that will be part of Probellum’s on-air talent line up, with even more stellar additions set to be unveiled to in the near future.

Probellum is looking to build an ubiquitous, digital platform to compliment broadcasters and promoters –  whilst also empowering fighters and galvanizing a global fanbase in order to promote the biggest fights to boxing fans around the world.

“I really can’t wait to get involved in a company that I can see doing really big things in boxing,” said Smith. “Boxing is my life, and has been my livelihood, hobby, sport and job since I was nine years of age.

“To continue to work in it and call big fights and be involved in the media side of things is a passion of mine, and I feel lucky and privileged to be doing it.”

“It’s fantastic to announce that Paul Smith will be part of our on-air talent line-up here at Probellum,” said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. “He’s shown over the last few years that he has one of the best minds in boxing when it comes to breaking down and analysing fights.

Paul has been there, seen it and done it as a professional boxer, achieving immense success during his own career, and so it means nothing will faze him and he’ll be more than happy to speak his mind, and that’s exactly what we want.

“This is just the start of what will be a star-studded talent line-up for Probellum, so we can’t wait to show boxing fans around the world who else will be part of our team.”

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements from Probellum over the coming days.

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