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Super Boxing League ropes in celebrities as team owners

MUMBAI: Super Boxing League marks the beginning of its first season by bringing in Bollywood Czars as team co-owners for its franchises.

Iconic actor Suniel Shetty along with Rana Daggubati of Baahubali fame is the co-owner of Bahubali Boxers, the team from South India.

Sushant Singh Rajput, for the very first time, will be entering the sporting arena as the co-owner of the home team, Delhi Gladiators.

Sunny Leone will be rooting for her team OPM Punjab Sultans. Kanika Kapoor, the singing sensation from the city of Nawabs, Lucknow will be pitted against Sunny Leone as she comes in to support her team UP terminators.

Randeep Hooda and Sohail Khan are the co-owners of Haryana Warriors and Mumbai Assassins respectively. Riteish Deshmukh will be seen promoting his native team, the Maratha Yoddhas.

Super Boxing League will kick-off from 7 July in New Delhi at DDA Badminton and Squash Stadium, Siri Fort Road where the inaugural match will be between Haryana Warriors and Delhi Gladiators.

Welcoming the star power, Super Boxing League CEO & founder Bill Dosanjh said, “We are overwhelmed by the response boxing has received from the Bollywood fraternity. It’s no secret that Bollywood draws inspiration from sports every now and then. The stars joining us on this platform is an evidence of the immense potential in boxing. I am delighted to welcome each and every one of them to the SBL family. I am sure this combination of some of the exciting boxers and celebrities will give fans enough moments to cheer and enjoy the five weeks of action that Super Boxing League will bring to the Indian audience.”

Super Boxing League chairman Amir Khan said, “I am very delighted to see the excitement within the big wigs of Bollywood for boxing. I welcome one and all to the Super Boxing League and am looking forward for a blockbuster season 1.”

The first edition of SBL will be live telecasted on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD and live streamed over Sony LIV from 7-9:30 pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.