The glamour quotient is set to embark upon yet another sporting league. As the bollywood’s international star Priyanka Chopra is likely to co-own a team in the upcoming Super Boxing League.
Piggy Chops known for its iconic role as boxing champion Mary Kom is likely to extend her association with boxing by joining the Super Boxing League (SBL).
Although, the fans have already seen her performing at the opening ceremony of IPL and ISL and also supporting her co-star Shah Rukh Khan’s team KKR during IPL at many occassions. But this will be the first time that she will co-own a team.
“Talks are at the final stage and we are very keen on having Priyanka on board. She is one of the most versatile actors in Bollywood and her association with boxing will help us create the much-needed hype for Super Boxing League. We will soon make an official announcement for the same,” a SBL source has been quoted by IANS.
Super Boxing League marks the beginning of its first season and it has already brought in, all the more reason to increase the popularity of the league by bringing in Bollywood stars as team co-owners for its franchises.
Apart from PC, the other bollywood celebs have already put in their interest in various franchise of the Super Boxing League.
Iconic actor Rana Daggubati of Baahubali fame and Suniel Shetty are the co-owners of Bahubali Boxers, the team from South India.
The MS Dhoni starrer Sushant Singh Rajput is also set to enter the sporting arena as the co-owner of Delhi Gladiators.
Randeep Hooda and Sohail Khan have also been announced as the co-owners of Haryana Warriors and Mumbai Assassins respectively. Riteish Deshmukh will be seen promoting his native team, the Maratha Yoddhas.
Other B-Town celebs interest comes with likes of glamorous lady Sunny Leone and the elegant singer Kanika Kapoor.
Whereas Sunny Leone will be rooting for her team OPM Punjab Sultans, Kanika Kapoor will extend her support for the team UP terminators.
Bill Dosanjh, CEO & Founder, Super Boxing League said, “We are overwhelmed by the response boxing has received from the Bollywood fraternity. It’s no secret that Bollywood draws inspiration from sports every now and then. The stars joining us on this platform is an evidence of the immense potential in boxing.
“I am delighted to welcome each and every one of them to the SBL family. I am sure this combination of some of the exciting boxers and celebrities will give fans enough moments to cheer and enjoy the five weeks of action that Super Boxing League will bring to the Indian audience.”
Super Boxing League starts from July 7, 2017 in New Delhi at DDA Badminton and Squash Stadium, where the inaugural match will be between Haryana Warriors and Delhi Gladiators.