WBSS To Hold Second Cruiser Tournament
After a very successful first attempt, the World Boxing Super Series will hold another cruiserweight tournament in its second season.
Kalle Sauerland announced on Tuesday that the WBSS third tournament of its second season will be at cruiserweight, and feature a few fighters in its first iteration, which ended with Oleksander Usyk becoming the undisputed cruiserweight champion on July 21st in Moscow.
“Season One paved the way for Oleksandr Usyk to write history and take home the first-ever Muhammad Ali Trophy,” Sauerland said in a press release. “The cruiserweight edition of the Ali Trophy gave the world spectacular matchups in the quarterfinals, ‘Fight of the Year’ contenders in the semifinals and we witnessed Usyk as a pound-for-pound best with his amazing performance in the final. We are really looking forward to continuing the success of this exciting weight class in Season Two.”
The field for the WBSS’ second cruiserweight tournament will be revealed later this week.
“People can expect a very strong lineup,” Sauerland said. “There will be some remarkable names from Season One, the highest-ranked challengers and, as always in the World Boxing Super Series, a huge geographic spread. We now have all three weight classes in place [for Season Two] and we cannot wait to share the Ali Trophy action with the whole world.”
The other two Season Two tournaments, which will begin in September, will feature bantamweights and junior welterweights.