By HMW Staff
Azteca America, debuts “Knockout Azteca”, a reality show that brings together international boxing legends to train nine boxers in the hope of turning one of them into a contender for the World Boxing Association (WBA). The reality show premieres this Friday, March 24 at 10 pm/ 9 C.
“Knockout” follows boxers as they endure rigorous training regimens and prepare to go head-to-head in the ring. One by one, fighters will be eliminated, until a winner emerges in each of the three respective weight classes: Featherweight, Lightweight and Cruiserweight. Viewers will get an all-access look at not only the trainers, but also the fighters and what inspires them to compete.
The best trainers in the world will be in charge of training the nine contestants for the battles they will face both on and off the ring, among these is Mayweather Sr., who boxed during the 1970s and ‘80s and inspired fear in his opponents because of his strong defensive abilities as well as his knowledge of boxing strategy. He later began training his son, Floyd Mayweather Jr., guiding him to world championships in five divisions.
Among the fighters that will fight the battles on the ring are Hector Camacho Jr., Ron Johnson, Rosalinda Rodriguez-Velez, and Chasity Martin.
“Knockout Azteca” is divided into three different weight classes: Featherweight (126 pounds), Lightweight (135 pounds) and super Cruiserweight (200 pounds). The winner in each division will fight against a Top 20 contender in the WBA.
The reality show airs Fridays at 10 pm / 9 C with seven original episodes and at least one fight, one recap episode, and a boxing match to air live.
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