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Discovery Turbo to launch new format series ‘The Fighters’

MUMBAI: Discovery Turbo is all set to launch a new format series delving into unique competitive concepts titled ‘The Fighters’.

Premiering on 30 July, the show will air at 9 pm every Wednesday, and will take viewers inside the boxing world as five trainers work tirelessly to revive boxing in Boston.

The show will see legendary boxer Peter Welch enlist the help of the city’s top trainers from rival boxing gyms to revive boxing. Welch formulates a plan to revitalise the sport. Each week, the trainers will choose their top amateur fighters to represent their gyms in a bout. After seven days of intense training, the fighters will face off in the ring with their professional futures at stake.

Discovery Networks Asia Pacific EVP and GM South Asia and head of revenue, pan-regional ad sales and Southeast Asia Rahul Johri said, “Discovery Turbo is the one-stop-shop for automotive programming on Indian television. The channel introduces new formats to appeal to our viewers who prefer fast-paced, high-stakes television.”

Each episode of ‘The Fighters’ documents the daily struggles, personal relationships and epic training sessions as the pugilists prepare for the fight of their lives, where only one will overcome the odds and emerge victorious. Every week, these three rounds will help decide not only their fates, but also the fate of boxing in Southie, Boston.

The channel also recently launched yet another series on the competitive world of bartering called ‘Dukes of Haggle’. Airing at 10 pm from Monday to Friday, the show takes viewers inside the underground barter and auction economy.

It showcases a cash-strapped economy which has given rise to a whole new breed of savvy tradesmen who barter for a living. Deep in the heart of Appalachia, these barterers spend their time scouring farms, flea markets, backyards and junkyards for items they can sell at the weekly auction.

Offering a glimpse into North Carolina’s barter and auction economy, the show follows four rival barter teams as they leave no stone unturned in order to find the items that will earn them a weekly paycheck.

From bizarre novelty collectibles, including a 10-foot ear of corn to Civil War swords, from 1948 Ferguson tractor to classic Chevy pick-ups, these barter teams go head to head with every tradesman in town to talk the sellers into the most profitable deals.