World Boxing Super Series Draw Heavy Interest From Fighters
The interest in the World Boxing Super Series has been overwhelming. Enrollment for the inaugural season of boxing`s first global knock-out tournament started on Monday, and Comosa has been swamped with applications. Starting in September, eight elite cruiserweights and eight elite super-middleweights will battle out a bracket-style elimination tournament to win the GREATEST prize in boxing, the Muhammad Ali Trophy.
“World champions, contenders and even some surprise catchweight contestants have already applied,” said Kalle Sauerland, Comosa`s Head of Boxing. “The interest in the World Boxing Super Series has surpassed even our wildest expectations. As each weight class can only feature eight stars, the Board will have some tough decisions to make.”
Until May 26, all WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF Champions as well as all top 15 world-ranked contenders (or their respective promoters, agents, managers or trainers with legal entitlement) can submit their application to enter the tournament.
All applicants will be verified and evaluated by Comosa’s sports division. The Comosa Board will then contract eight fighters per weight class as well as potential back-ups to ensure there will be no postponements.
“The response from the enrollment period has been overwhelming and competition is hot for places in the two weight classes for Season 1,” said Richard Schaefer, Comosa`s Chairman of the Americas. “It is a great process and we are having an open dialogue with promoters, managers and fighters from around the world. It’s wonderful to see such enthusiasm. The Gala in Monte Carlo is going to be a big showcase of the world’s finest talents.”
In early July, Comosa will present all 16 fighters – eight in the cruiserweight and eight in the super-middleweight division – on the same stage in a live TV show in Monaco. In each weight class, the four top seeds will select their quarter-final opponents from the four unseeded boxers. The tournament then kicks off in September with four quarterfinals, two semi-finals (early 2018) and one final (May 2018) per division.