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LeBron James to be executive producer of boxing series

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NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James is getting into the boxing business.

James is an executive producer of “40 Days,” a documentary series about the buildup to big fights that will debut with a focus on the middleweight unification bout between Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs.

The series is a partnership between Uninterrupted, the platform founded by James and partner Maverick Carter, and DAZN, which will stream the May 4 fight in Las Vegas.

The first episode will debut April 23 on Uninterrupted’s channels and DAZN, then on Univision, NBC Sports Network and a group of regional sports networks that includes MSG.

Carter says Wednesday that Uninterrupted has partnered with DAZN, which signed Alvarez to a contract worth at least $365 million, in hopes of reaching a “new audience of global boxing fans that want to see another side to these athletes that has yet to be shown.”

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The title of the series is derived from the roughly five days of training for eight weeks to prepare for a fight. The second episode is set for April 30.

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