As a reminder, the new reality series from UFC President Dana White and “The Ultimate Fighter” producer Craig Piligian debuts tonight at 9 p.m. ET on Discovery Channel.
“The Fighters,” an eight-part series, sees amateur boxers from rival gyms in Boston’s “Southie” neighborhood chosen to train for a week before fighting, with a chance to stay in the spotlight heading toward a pro boxing career.
Former boxer and current gym owner and trainer Peter Welch will be charged with getting the city’s best trainers to bring up-and-coming fighters along with the hope of reviving boxing in Boston.
“Boxing has always been my favorite sport and it led me to where I am today,” White stated. “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.”
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