Boxer Lennox Lewis Developing Competition Series Under New 3Point0 Labs/The Whole Spiel Partnership (EXCLUSIVE)

Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world Lennox Lewis is getting into a new ring Unscripted TV

Published Time: 04.06.2024 - 17:31:26 Modified Time: 04.06.2024 - 17:31:26

Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world Lennox Lewis is getting into a new ring: Unscripted TV. Lennox and executive producer Eric Van Wagenen are developing a boxing-related competition that “aims to bring boxing back to its roots as fighters from across the country are highlighted in a tournament style.”

The unscripted project is the first to come out of a new strategic partnership announced by Paul Telegdy‘s The Whole Spiel shingle and management house 3Point0 Labs, led by Marquel Martin. “Lennox Lewis is a titan of the boxing world,” Telegdy said. “We couldn’t be more excited to be in business with him and have him at the helm of our first project.”

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Lewis was a contestant in 2008 on “The Apprentice,” where Van Wagenen was an EP. Van Wagenen’s TV boxing credits also include “The Contender.”

Added Randy Faehnrich, executive poducer and head of content at 3Point0 Labs: “The first boxing match I remember sitting on the living room floor watching on TV was Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson in 2002. I am beyond thrilled to be working alongside the legendary Lennox Lewis on this project. His unparalleled expertise, passion and insight on the sport of boxing is second to none, and will bring an authentic and dynamic energy to the project.”

With their alliance, The Whole Spiel and 3Point0 aim to focus on the sports space -

as they package and develop a slate of TV, film and podcasts.

Telegdy runs The Whole Spiel with Stefan Telegdy. The company, based in Los Angeles and Berlin, is developing scripted and unscripted television projects including a reimagined “Tarzan” series with Red Bull’s Terra Mater Studios, wildlife crime investigation “Rogue,” geopolitical drama “A New King” and true history drama “The Executioner.”

In partnering with 3Point0, Paul Telegdy called that company “an incredibly forward thinking and innovative group, laser focused on the intersection of sports, entertainment, talent and tech.”

Added 3Point0’s Andrew Cutrow, executive producer and head of the entertainment division: “Paul is a true global citizen – he brings a joy and gregariousness that’s infectious and translates franchises into authentic connections with audiences. His goal of creating content that transcends borders and connects global audiences is what we are looking to do with every one of our clients at 3Point0 now and going forward.”

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