The gloves are off as a Dubai-based reality TV show seeks local contenders.
Coming to OSN Sports DD this September, the locally produced series is offering everyday white-collar workers the chance to make the life-changing journey towards becoming champions of the ring.
The six-part observational documentary series will pit two of Dubai’s top boxing gyms against each other and is set to be as fierce as it will be entertaining, with weekly team challenges, boxing showdowns and the inaugural screening’s fight night.
Created by Nomad Productions, the show aims to use boxing to help people to change their lives for the better. Producer Gemma Wale said: “We want the full variety of Dubai’s eclectic mix of people and cultures.
“From hairdressers to bankers, stewardesses to CEOs, male or female, if you’re keen to see what you’re really made of, then you’re type of person we want to hear from.”
Trials will be held on the weekend of 31 July and 1 August, when applicants will go through a series of tests to see who has the potential to become one of the 12 contestants. Show producers are looking for applicants from all walks of working life, with the only essential being that they must have no previous boxing experience.
The founder of Strength Gym, Chris Miller, said: “We’re not looking for the strongest, the fastest, or the best boxers. We are looking for individuals with a genuine motivation to use the show to improve their health, and indeed themselves.
“Those chosen, will see a complete transformation, not just in their physique but in their mental outlook.This is such a unique experience. I’m really proud to be a part of it, and excited to the see the results.”
Round10 Gym will represent the Red team. Its manager, Ahmed Abdumagied Seddiqi, said: “It’s great that a show like this is increasing the appeal of boxing at an amateur level.
“It’s important that people know it’s not just about getting in the ring, it’s about discipline, technique, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”
The Blue Team’s head coach, KO Gym manager Zack Taumafai, said: “One thing is for sure. The show is not going to be for the faint-hearted.
“There’s going to be sweat, tears and every emotion under the sun. I know that these contestants are going to be shocked at what they can push their own bodies to achieve.”
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