The inaugural World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final is set for the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia on Saturday, July 21st. Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs) and Russia’s Murat Gassiev (26-0-1 NC, 19 KOs) will compete for the Muhammad Ali Trophy, the winner will be crowned undisputed champion and possess all four major titles.
Usyk’s path to the final involved TKOing former champion Marco Huck in the quarterfinals, then edging out WBC champion Mairis Briedis in the semifinals. Both of those wins came in enemy territory, so doing it a third time in as many tournament bouts would be astonishing. Gassiev, who trains alongside Gennady Golovkin, crushed Krzysztof Wlodarczyk via body shot KO in the quarterfinals, then dramatically knocked out Yunier Dorticos in the semifinals with just seconds remaining in a fight he was on his way to winning anyway. These are clearly the best two cruiserweights on the planet, and there’s much anticipation that their respective styles will lead to an instant classic.
Here are the details on how to watch Saturday’s event:
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Fight time: The main event is expected to start at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT. The US broadcast begins at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT.
TV Network: ITV Box Office PPV will have the fight for UK viewers at 7 PM local time (2 PM ET). In Canada, Usyk vs. Gassiev will be shown on Super Channel Fuse.
Fight Card: Oleksandr Usyk vs. Murat Gassiev (12 rounds, cruiserweight); Mairis Briedis vs. Brandon Deslaurier (10 rounds, cruiserweights); Fedor Chudinov vs Nadjib Mohammedi (12 rounds, super-middleweights); Andrey Sirotkin vs Vladimir Shishkin (12 rounds, super-middleweights); Sergey Bogachuk vs. Nikoloz Gviniashvili (8 rounds, light middleweights); Magomed Madiev vs Marcelo Fabian Caceres (12 rounds, middleweights); Cecilia Braekhus vs Inna Sagaydakovskaya (10×2 min rounds, welterweights); Denis Shafikov vs Jhon Gemino (10 rounds, featherweight); Konstantin Ponomarev vs Sergey Vorobiev (10 rounds, super-welterweights); Shakhabas Makhmudov vs. Malkhaz Sujashvili (4 rounds, middleweights)
Live stream: US viewers can only watch the card on KlowdTV for a one-time PPV cost of $9.99. As a reminder, the broadcast begins at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT for US viewers. ITV Box Office PPV will have the fight for UK viewers at a cost of £9.95, and you can order the PPV on TVPlayer.comand live stream from there. A free live stream is available in Turkish, too.
Results and highlights: Check back later for a results and highlights post