British professional boxer Anthony Joshua OBE will enter a team for the inaugural eSkootr Championship (eSC), the series has confirmed.
Joshua is an Olympic Gold Medallist and 2x Heavyweight Champion of the World.
His team dubbed 258 RACING will be run by the boxing star’s elite athlete management company, 258 MGT.
The season opener is taking place at Printworks London on 13 to 14 May 2022 and will be broadcast globally across 120 markets, including BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport digital platforms.
Joshua, who is very active in the local community, sees eSC’s potential to drive awareness about the positive effect e-scooters can have on people’s lives.
“I really enjoy venturing into opportunities, businesses and in this case new sports,” said Joshua.
“I am a fan and where possible, I hope to add a little magic and help the team and championship develop its potential.”
Khalil Beschir, eSkootr Championship Co-founder and COO, commented: “We are delighted to welcome AJ and 258 RACING to eSC. He is a passionate believer in helping the community and that is something we are aligned on as eSC seeks to ensure everyone has an opportunity to try our new sport and at the same time discover new urban transportation solutions.”
Following the first eSC winner’s podium presentation, three exciting artists will put on a four-hour music show. British singer songwriter, Lady Leshurr, will be joined by DJ Anz and DJ La La.
Before the race, eSC is running a high-level leadership New Mobility Forum bringing together the key players in the industry. To register your interest click here.