WBSS Cruiserweight Tournament To Be Replayed From The Beginning

Following a successful heavyweight and middleweight tournament for the eWBSS, World Boxing Super Series will be showcasing the original format for the Ali Trophy with the 2017-2018 WBSS Cruiserweight Tournament.

The second-season of the tournament, featuring Yunier Dorticos and Mairis Briedis in the finals, has been postponed due to the coronavirus. For a refresher, here are the athletes that competed in the initial tournament:

  • Oleksandr Usyk
  • Marco Huck
  • Yuniel Dorticos
  • Dmitry Kudryashov
  • Mairis Briedis
  • Mike Perez
  • Murat Gassiev
  • Krzysztof Wlodarczyk

Here is the schedule for the bouts, taking place today, April 13 at 2 p.m. ET/7 p.m. GMT:

(via World Boxing Super Series)

 

  • Monday, April 13: v. Oleksandr Usyk v. Marco Huck
  • Tuesday, April 14: Yuniel Dorticos v. Dmitry Kudryashov
  • Wednesday, April 15: Mairis Briedis v. Mike Perez
  • Thursday, April 16: Murat Gassiev v. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
  • Semi-Finals – Friday, April 17: Usyk v. Briedis
  • Semi-Finals – Saturday, April 18: Gassiev v. Dorticos
  • Finals – Sunday, April 19: Usyk v. Gassiev

Usyk ended up winning the whole tournament with a unanimous decision win over Murat Gassiev. He then moved onto heavyweight, where he hopes to get a title opportunity. All events will be live-streamed on Facebook.

In the finals of the eWBSS heavyweight tournament, Mike Tyson took down Muhammad Ali. In the middleweight tournament, Sugar Ray Robinson beat Ronald ‘Winky’ Wright.

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