Triller Sports to broadcast it globally live on pay-per-view
Durrant Pate/ Contributor
Premier global sports and entertainment digital platform FITE by Triller will broadcast live “Rumble in the Sun,” Jamaica’s epic boxing exhibition bringing it to a global audience.
The exhibition match features Jamaican-born, Donovan “Razor” Ruddock, a two-time Canadian Heavyweight Champion and World Hall of Fame Inductee and Champion, James “Lights Out” Toney on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. Boxing fans can expect a night of action-packed bouts and several special surprises.
Triller Sports and Red Ground Productions’ groundbreaking production partnership is accredited to the legal prowess of Miami, Florida-based Celebrity Attorney, La’Shawn Thomas, founding CEO of the Miami Entertainment Law Group. Rumble in The Sun is the most extraordinary boxing exhibition since the 1973 Joe Frazier and George Foreman pay-per-view boxing match.
Part proceeds going to charity
A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit The Good Hope Primary School in St. Catherine, Gloves Over Guns, the Jamaica Boxing Board’s sports development initiative, and the Life Driven Foundation.
President of Triller Sports, David Tetreault says his company “is honoured to be working in collaboration with Red Ground Productions to bring this event to life in the beautiful country of Jamaica. In November, two legends will return to the ring to fight for a great cause that will entertain and engage audiences worldwide with an unparalleled experience that combines heavyweight boxing with musical performances synonymous with the Triller brand.”
According to Ruddock, “My whole reason for coming out of retirement and getting back into the ring is to assist my primary school in the Red Ground District and to help the youth development program “Gloves Over Guns”, eradicate violence….Stepping back into the ring with Toney fills me with joy,” he explained.
Continuing he said, “I was born in the ring, and I am ready to defy the limits and remind the world that legends never fade; they transform into supernovas! To be a part of this unforgettable event for my country is a great honour. I love boxing and Jamaica – my heart and home.”
James “Lights Out” Toney will return to the boxing ring for the first time in six years after his 2017 unanimous vote and win against Mike Sheppard. For Tony, “This boxing match will be fun! I am excited to return to the ring and dance with another heavyweight great, Donovan “Razor” Ruddock.”