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Chessboxing is back in Paris… and soon on our screens


For the second time in a few months, chessboxing is taking place at Cabaret Sauvage in Paris. An evening which will announce the release of a film tracing the history of sport next March on Canal+.

Chessboxing returns this Friday in Paris.

A third IFC organized in four years, the second in four months.

During this International Fight Club, organized at the Cabaret Sauvage in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, four fights are planned, interspersed with a show at halftime.

After sport, it's time to party until the end of the night on the banks of the Bassin de la Villette.

During this IFC, we want confirmation, we want it to explode

, asserts Guillaume Salançon, president of the French Chessboxing Federation and organizer of the event.

There will be a show.

We want to mark the occasion and anchor ourselves in the sporting landscape.

We want to make an impression and show that we are serious.

The boss of the evening promises great things, during the fights of course, but throughout the night.

An evening which will also allow the official announcement of a film on the birth of chessboxing in France.

In chessboxing, the public surrounds the ring.

International Fight Club.

In theaters and soon on our screens

Chessboxing is the subject of a documentary, soon to be released.

For several years,


teams have followed Guillaume Salançon and his men, from the birth of sport to the world championships in Turkey in 2019. A film entitled "

Mental Combat, the birth of a sport

", a barely veiled reference to the “Mortal Kombat” video games.

A trailer for the film will then be unveiled on the giant screens of the Cabaret Sauvage.

It was truly heartbreaking.

We can't wait to show this documentary.

It is a sport that deserves the interest of Canal+.

Jean-Marc Juramie

At the birth of this project, a man: Monsieur Poulpe.

The actor and videographer fell in love with sport and befriended Guillaume Salançon.

Accustomed to the encrypted channel with Studio Bagel, it is the jack-of-all-trades of humor who proposes the idea of ​​​​a film to Canal +.


Octopus and Guillaume Salançon came to see me to tell me about this chessboxing story and I liked it immediately

," says Jean-Marc Juramie, the channel's deputy general manager.

First, I saw a nice marketing axis.

Second, both fascinated me.

I found it super interesting to show our Canal subscribers the birth of a sport.

I find these people pretty crazy.

You have to be crazy to start a new sport.


Present at the last IFC in October, the person in charge of the antennas and programs of the encrypted channel will be present this Friday to announce the release of the documentary.

This film, approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes, will be broadcast on March 11 on


, after the boxing match between Tony Yoka and Carlos Takam.

The channel even considered March 8 for a broadcast after the Champions League round of 16 second leg between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain in order to reach a wider audience but for scheduling problems and aiming for better target, the date of the 11th was retained.

It was really a crush,

continues Jean-Marc Juramie.

We can't wait to show this documentary.

It is a sport that deserves the interest of Canal+


Source: lefigaro

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