Over the weekend, Snoop Dogg stole the show as a commentator for Mike Tyson and Roy Jones, Jr.’s exhibition boxing match. Shortly after the broadcast, fans on social media began the campaign to get Snoop some more commentating jobs. On Wednesday, TMZ revealed the match was just the first commentating opportunity for the legendary Long Beach MC. In partnership with Triller co-founder Ryan Cavanaugh, Snoop will host matches for a brand-new boxing league.
“This was the first event of a league that we have called ‘The Fight Club,” said Kavanaugh. “This was the first of many, many events. This is gonna be big…the whole idea is we want to change up the way boxing is done.”
According to Kavanaugh, Snoop will help book fighters and musical guests for sanctioned and non-sanctioned fights. Triller’s parent company Proxima and Snoop teamed up for the league, which Kavanaugh says is hammering out a deal for a major match in the coming months.
“I can tell you that the main fight–I can’t say it yet–but it’s gonna be something that everybody wants to see,” Kavanaugh continued. “If you thought [the Tyson-Jones fight] is big, I think that this would be even larger from a worldwide-appetite perspective and something that people want to see.”
The Triller co-founder is looking for social media influencers, actors, musicians and athletes to square off for undercard bouts. Snoop has yet to comment on the new venture.
Stay tuned for further updates regarding Snoop Dogg and The Fight Club.
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