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Maya Jama quits presenting job on boxing channel after backlash over knowledge: ‘She just can’t commit anymore’

Maya Jama has reportedly quit her new hosting gig on a boxing streaming service (Picture: DAZN)

Maya Jama has quit her presenting job on boxing channel Dazn, after facing criticism of her appointment.

The TV presenter was hired to host on streaming service Dazn last June, but has now become too busy to commit to the role, according to sources.

‘Maya loves watching boxing and, despite being criticised for her knowledge of it, she had a blast working there,’ a source told The Sun.

‘But her star power is still rocketing and she is in such high demand that she just can’t commit anymore.’

At the time of her appointment, Maya had faced a lot of criticism for taking the role, with fans calling out that she had no experience.

EastEnders star had also Jake Wood stated that he had ‘a real problem’ with Dazn’s hiring of her.

Speaking to the Daily Star, he had said: ‘Obviously, they are going for a different audience with Maya Jama introducing it, but for my money I like to have someone introducing boxing and talking about boxing who has actually seen a boxing fight and understands just a little bit what boxing is.

‘I understand they’re going for a different audience, and what she does she’s great at, but not for my money.

‘I have a real problem with just the coverage of that. It grates me up the wrong way.’

When fans criticised Maya on social media, the 27-year-old had defended herself, saying that she ‘never claimed to be a boxing expert.’

Replying to a troll on Instagram, she wrote: ‘Just gonna say this once lol I am a host… a presenter… I’m here to ask the experts questions live on tv… with producers in my ears and countdowns and timings to stick to.

‘I enjoy the sport and never claimed to be a boxing expert so you can laugh from your sofa all you want hun.’

Maya, who is engaged to basketball star Ben Simmons, tweeted last November that she planned to be choosier with her jobs.

‘Worked hard enough to only take jobs on that make me feel good inside,’ she wrote.

‘If it doesn’t bring me joy or help others I’m not involved, this next chapter is called ‘enjoyment.”

 


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