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The Cruiserweights Are Back

It’s official! Season 2 of the World Boxing Super Series will feature the hotly-contested Cruiserweight division as the third and final weight class, with the Bantamweight and Super-Lightweight divisions rounding out the new season.

The single-elimination tournament for the Muhammad Ali Trophy is set to take place from October 2018 until summer 2019, with eight fighters competing. The following match-ups have been announced for the quarter-finals:

  • No 1 seed Mairis Briedis (24-1, 18 KO’s), Latvia, vs. Noel Mikaelian (23-1, 10 KO’s), Germany
  • No 2 seed Yunier ‘The KO Doctor’ Dorticos (22-1, 21 KO’s), Cuba, vs. Mateusz ‘Master’ Masternak (41-4, 28 KO’s), Poland
  • No 3 seed Krzysztof ‘Glowka’ Glowacki (30-1, 19 KO’s), Poland, vs. Maksim ‘The Kill’ Vlasov (42-2, 25 KO’s), Russia
  • No 4 seed Ruslan Fayfer (23-0, 16 KO’s), Russia, vs. Andrew ‘The Beast’ Tabiti (16-0, 13 KO’s), United States
“We have an amazing line-up with eight worthy challengers that rival last season’s sensational quality. Cruiserweight is one of the most exciting divisions, just look at last season’s unbelievable match-ups. So we are looking forward to a new season!” – Kalle Sauerland, CEO Comosa AG

Watch the full interview with Kalle Sauerland

Not To Be Missed!

Season 2 will also feature something new for WBSS – doubleheader fight nights! Six fight nights on back-to-back weekends will take place, starting on Sunday 7th October in Japan at the Yokohama Arena.
After Japan, The remaining ten quarter-finals will be held in pairs over the following weeks in locations around the globe.  More details and ticketing information to be announced in the coming weeks.
Follow our official channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, as well as #AliTrophy and #WBSS2, for all the latest news, updates and action!
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