Setanta Sports and Sauerland Event sign two-year deal
written by Jan Kucht

British boxing fans will get a first-hand look at the likes of Nikolai Valuev, Alexander Povetkin and Arthur Abraham in the future after Setanta Sports and Sauerland Event signed an exclusive two-year deal.

From January onwards, Setanta will exclusively broadcast one live bout per month in the UK and in Ireland featuring Sauerland boxers. “We are delighted to have signed this deal with Setanta and look forward to working with them over the next two years,” Kalle Sauerland said. “We have an exciting stable of fighters, including WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev, IBF middleweight champion King Arthur Abraham and heavyweight title contender Alexander Povetkin, amongst others. 2009 will be an exciting year for us.”

While undefeated King Arthur (28-0, 23 KOs) will be determined to unify the titles at middleweight in the new year, 2004 Olympic gold medal winner and IBF mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin (16-0, 12 KOs) will be fighting for the IBF heavyweight title, which is currently being held by Wladimir Klitschko.

The Russian Giant Nikolai Valuev (49-1, 34 KOs) will also be looking to continue his reign as the tallest and biggest champion of all time. “I am sure British fight fans will be pleased they can now catch all these fights exclusively on Setanta,” Sauerland added.

And Setanta Sports Sean O´Hara stated: “This is another fantastic deal for Setanta and proves that we are really 'the home of boxing'.”

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