Article

Discovery Channel to Debut 'The Fighters'

DISCOVERY CHANNEL INVITES VIEWERS TO STEP INSIDE THE RING IN NEW REALITY SERIES ‘THE FIGHTERS’
 
Eight-Part Series Premieres Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9PM ET/PT-
(LOS ANGELES, CA) South Boston, known as Southie to its natives, is one of the toughest neighborhoods in the nation.  For a group of dedicated young men who live there, boxing is not only a pastime -- it’s a lifeline. Still, over the past 20 years, the sport’s popularity has been declining dramatically. In Discovery Channel’s THE FIGHTERS, a new reality series from Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios and UFC president Dana White, gym owner and former fighter Peter Welch enlists the city’s top trainers in the fight to revive boxing in Boston. “Boxing has always been my favorite sport and it led me to where I am today,” Dana White said. “I’m excited to share this project with viewers and give them an opportunity to take a look into the unique world of boxing in South Boston, and to see up-and-coming talent in the sport.” The eight-part series premieres Thursday, January 23 at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel.

Watch teaser


Determined to bring boxing back, Welch formulates a plan to revitalize the sport: each week, trainers from rival boxing gyms across Boston 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. “The passion that these trainers and fighters have for boxing is unprecedented, and we are honored to have the opportunity to highlight not only the sport, but also the tenacious cast of characters who are literally fighting to keep it alive,” said Denise Contis, EVP of Production and Development for Discovery Channel. Executive Producer Craig Piligian added, “With THE FIGHTERS we really wanted to get back to the roots of boxing in Southie, where the sport is so integral to the culture.  These fighters put everything on the line, and I believe this show will breathe new life into boxing.”

Each episode of THE FIGHTERS documents the daily struggles, personal relationships and epic training sessions as the fighters 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.

THE FIGHTERS is produced by Pilgrim Studios for Discovery Channel. For Pilgrim Studios, Craig Piligian, Dana White, Ralph Wikke and Mitch Rosa are executive producers. For Discovery Channel, David Pritikin is executive producer.
 
토요일, 6월 3
10PM/7PM
ETPT
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

미디어

최근
카롤리나 코발키에비츠가 레슬링 훈련에 더욱 집중한다. 조제 알도는 경기대비훈련을 마무리 지으며 초인적 수준의 운동을 소화한다. 맥스 할로웨이가 라스베이거스에 도착해 현지적응을 실시한다. 클라우디아 가델랴는 앨버커키의 소속팀의 환송식을 즐긴다.
2017. 5. 28
조제 알도와 맥스 할로웨이는 UFC 212 대회에서 페더급 통합타이틀전을 치른다. 대회 공동메인이벤트에선 여성 스트로급 클라우디아 가델랴와 카롤리나 코발키에비츠가 맞붙는다.
2017. 5. 28
UFN 스톡홀름 대회에서 미샤 키르쿠노프를 꺾은 볼칸 외데즈미르의 옥타곤 인터뷰
2017. 5. 28
UFN 스톡홀름 대회 메인이벤트에서 글로버 테세이라에게 승리를 거둔 알렉산더 구스타프손의 옥타곤 인터뷰.
2017. 5. 28