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World Boxing Super Series: Weight classes announced

Fighters Network
09
May

In March, Richard Shaefer, Chairman of the Americas for Comosa AG, a new event promoter, announced an ambitious tournament concept that would pit some of the best fighters from select divisions against one another with $50 million in prize money and the Muhammad Ali trophy going to the winner.

Interest around the world was massive and on Tuesday it was revealed that the super middleweight and cruiserweight divisions have been selected for this unique knockout tournament format.

“The cruiserweights and super middleweights have time and time again thrown up thrilling contests, but nobody has ever pitted the top fighters against each other in a fan-friendly, easy-to-understand way within a short period of time,” said Schaefer.

“Our revolutionary KO tournament will take less than a year and deliver the crème de la crème in these weights with a blend of past, present and future from the world’s finest fighters.”



Season 1 will commence in September with four quarter-finals (16 fighters) per division. The semi-finals will be held in early 2018 and the finals will take place next May.

“We have an exciting format, two exciting divisions and now we will sign exciting fighters,” said Kalle Sauerland, Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer.

“These weights give a great opportunity for us to deliver a huge geographic spread. On top of that, I can imagine some current champions and challengers in the weights around the two, for examples light heavyweights making steps up or down to join the quest for the Ali Trophy.”

Information courtesy of an official announcement made by World Boxing Super Series

 

 

 

Tom Gray is a UK Correspondent/ Editor for RingTV.com and a member of THE RING ratings panel.  Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Gray_Boxing

 

 

 

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