World Boxing Super Series Schedule Finalised


The schedule for the World Boxing Super Series has been finalised.

16 fighters will meet in the quarter finals of the groundbreaking new tournament across two weights and eight weeks in September and October.

The inaugural season of the $50,000,000 series takes place at super middleweight and cruiserweight, and there is Irish interest over the coming months.

Cork cruiserweight Mike Perez [22(14)-2(1)-1] fights for the WBC title in his opening fight, travelling to Latvia to take on reigning champion Mairis Briedis at the Riga Arena on Saturday September 29th.

Swindon-Donegal super middle Jamie Cox [24(13)-0] also features, taking on WBA champion George Groves [26(19)-3(2)] on Saturday October 14th. ‘The Wrecking Machine’ Cox faces off with the Shane McGuigan-trained Groves at the Wembley Arena in London.

Saturday September 2nd
Germany, Venue to be confirmed
Super Middleweight QF #4
Juergen Braehmer v Rob Brant

Saturday September 9th
Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany
Cruiserweight QF #1
Oleksandr Usyk v Marco Huck
WBO Cruiserweight title

Saturday September 16th
Echo Arena, Liverpool, U.K
Super Middleweight QF #3
Callum Smith v Erik Skoglund

Saturday September 23rd
Alamodome, Texas, U.S.A
Cruiserweight QF #4
Yunier Dorticos v Dmitry Kudryashov

Saturday September 30th
Riga Arena, Riga, Latvia
Cruiserweight QF #2
Mairis Briedis v Mike Perez
WBC Cruiserweight title

Saturday October 7th
Super Middleweight QF #2
Hans Martin Schleyer Arena, Stuttgart, Germany
Chris Eubank Jr v Avni Yildrim

Saturday October 14th
George Groves v Jamie Cox
Super Middleweight QF #1
Wembley Arena, London, U.K
WBA Super Middleweight title

Saturday October 21st
Venue to be confirmed
Cruiserweight QF #3
Murat Gassiev v Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
IBF Cruiserweight title

In the semi finals, slated to take place in January, the winners of quarter finals #1 will face off with the winners of quarter finals #2 – with the victors in quarter finals #3 and #4 meeting in the other semis.- before the two finals in May.

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