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Ali Trophy Super-Middleweight Final reserve Chris Eubank Jr. faces JJ McDonagh on the George Groves vs Callum Smith undercard 28th

Ali Trophy Super-Middleweight Final reserve Chris Eubank Jr. faces JJ McDonagh over ten rounds on the George Groves vs Callum Smith undercard on 28 September at The Indoor Sports Hall at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Eubank Jr. (26-2, 20 KOs), who was defeated in a thrilling semi-final by Groves, will be on standby to enter the final in the unlikely scenario of one of the original participants being unable to compete.

“I have been training hard in Vegas, and I am looking be a part of the event in Jeddah,” said Eubank Jr. “I am preparing for any scenario that may present itself.”

Eubank Jr.’s opponent in Jeddah is Ireland’s powerful southpaw JJ McDonagh (16-4, 8 KOs).

“I’m surprised he did not retire after he embarrassed himself against groves,” said McDonagh.

“Eubank is a fit man but he does not know how to fight hard, I’m a fighting man from a fighting family of generations of fighters. I am going to knock him out!”

McDonagh picked up the WBA International Light-Heavyweight title in 2016, as he defeated England’s Jake Ball and earned himself a KO of The Year contender, after a sensational first round stoppage.

ITV LOVE ISLAND’S IDRIS VIRGO to make his explosive return to the ring with ULTIMATE BOXXER II, November 2nd @ Indigo O2, London

Idris Virgo Photo The Ultimate Boxxer

One of Boxing’s most talked about new promotions returns for the first time in the capital this November and Ultimate Boxxer announce today that star of ITV’s Love IslandIdris Virgo will make his return to the ring on the undercard, following his search for love on the show this summer.

Virgo holds a perfect 2-0 professional record (with these wins taking place at Villa Park in his hometown of Birmingham) and after a crazy whirlwind summer on Love Island, his attention has turned back to his boxing career and he’s looking to make a big statement to the boxing world, explaining:

“In Love Island I was looking for a lass, in the ring I’m looking to knock someone out!”

“It’s been 3 months since my last fight, which took place just before my time on Love Island. I can’t wait to get back into the ring and show my new fans what I’m really about.”

“I wanna thank Ultimate Boxxer for this opportunity; it really feels like the next chapter in my boxing career. Over the next few years I’m looking to take over and become world champion – so get ready for a rollercoaster ride!”

Founded on a desire to make the professional game more accessible for boxers and fans alike, Ultimate Boxxer II will be aired live on Freeview with Channel 5 Spike from 10pm and on Facebook with UNILAD from 8.45pm. Expect some very special guests and live music from BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s Charlie Sloth. Boxing legends Paulie MalignaggiRicky Hatton and Anthony Crolla will play their part in a star studded team that also included Chris Eubank Snr last time out.

On the Idris Virgo announcement, Ultimate Boxxer’s Ben Shalom comments:

“We’re really excited about having Idris on the big show in London, in his first return since Love Island. He is serious about what he can achieve in the sport and we are looking forward to helping him on his journey”

USA vs. Germany Duels to take place in Chattanooga alongside Eastern Qualifier

USA vs. Germany Duels to take place in Chattanooga alongside Eastern Qualifier

World medalist and Olympic Hopefuls to step into the ring on American soil 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (September 17, 2018) — Two of the world’s top amateur boxing powerhouses will meet in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for two separate duels taking place Saturday, October 6 and Friday, Oct. 12, at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
The duels will feature some of the top male and female elite boxers from both the United States and Germany, as they prepare for the lead up to the Olympics in 2020. The two events will take place alongside this year’s Eastern Elite Qualifier & Regional Open Championships, which is expected to have more than 650 boxers, aged 8-40, compete from Oct. 8-13.
“We are excited to host the German Federation, as they have hosted us numerous times for training camps over the past two years,” said USA Boxing High Performance Director Matt Johnson. “This will be a great competition and a great opportunity for USA Boxing to showcase our next generation of Olympic hopefuls on home soil.”
Team USA is expected to bring a talented team that will include multiple World Championship medalists, including 2017 Elite World Championship medalists Troy Isley(Alexandria, Va.), Duke Ragan (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Freudis Rojas Jr. (Las Vegas, Nev.), as well as two-time World Championship medalist Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.), 2016 Youth World Champion Delante Johnson (Cleveland, Ohio) and 2016 Youth World Championships bronze medalist Richard Torrez Jr. (Tulare, Calif.)
Other boxers anticipated to compete for Team USA include international medalists Khalil Coe (Jersey City, New Jersey), Keyshawn Davis (Norfolk, Va.), Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas), Oshae Jones (Toledo, Ohio), Quinton Randall (Katy, Texas) and Stacia Suttles(Brooklyn, N.Y.). These boxers are subject to change, and a full roster for both teams will be released closer to the start of the duels.
Boxers who are competing at the Eastern Elite Qualifier & Regional Open Championships are eligible for an early check-in on Saturday, Oct. 6 for the qualifier and will receive free entrance to that night’s duel. Coaches who pre-register for the Qualifier and complete early check-in will also receive free entrance to that night’s event.
Check USABoxing.org for updates on the event in the coming weeks.

Sergey Kovalev-Eleider Alvarez Rematch Coming to ESPN in Early 2019

Former two-time light heavyweight champion Kovalev set for Top Rank on ESPN debut
(Sept. 14, 2018) – Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and Eleider “Storm” Alvarez lit up the Atlantic City Boardwalk in a pitched battle last month. The two will renew acquaintances early next year live on a Top Rank on ESPN card as part of a co-promotion with Main Events and Krusher Promotions, in association with Groupe Yvon Michel.

Alvarez knocked down Kovalev three times in the seventh round and scored a TKO to capture the WBO light heavyweight title in a shocking upset. Kovalev led on all three judges’ scorecards at the time of the stoppage and hopes to pick up where the first six rounds left off.

“We are very happy to be joining forces with Top Rank and ESPN for what we expect will be another exciting and historic fight,” said Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events. “Sergey was clearly winning his first bout with Alvarez when he just got caught. It happens. Congratulations to Alvarez for his spectacular performance, but Sergey is a warrior. He let me know that he is anxious to avenge this loss as soon as possible. We are looking forward to the new year!”

“Bringing this marquee rematch to boxing fans on ESPN is a great way to start 2019,” said Top Rank President Todd duBoef. “The light heavyweight division is loaded, and both Kovalev and Alvarez have fan-friendly styles that will make for another gripping fight.”

Added Burke Magnus, ESPN Executive Vice President of Programming and Scheduling: “This has been an exciting year for boxing on ESPN, and the Kovalev-Alvarez rematch is another example of the world-class caliber of events we look forward to continue to showcase on Top Rank on ESPN in 2019.”

Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KOs) established himself as one of this generation’s preeminent light heavyweight champions with nine title defenses across two title reigns. He first won the WBO title in August 2013, traveling to Wales and knocking out hometown champion Nathan Cleverly in the fourth round. He became the unified champion in November 2014 with a dominating 12-round decision against future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins and further enhanced his résumé with a pair of knockout wins against former lineal light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal. Kovalev lost the title via controversial decision loss to Andre Ward in November 2016. After dropping the rematch via eighth-round TKO, Kovalev recaptured the WBO title with a second-round TKO against Vyacheslav Shabranskyy in November of last year. He defended the title once before the first Alvarez bout.

Alvarez (24-0, 12 KOs), a former Colombian amateur standout who resides in Montreal, is a nine-year pro with a host of A-list names on his résumé, including: Kovalev, Pascal, and former super middleweight world champion Lucian Bute. The Kovalev triumph is the signature victory on his record. Come 2019, Alvarez hopes it’s repeat rather than revenge.

Derrieck Cuevas to Face Silverio Ortiz at Heavyweight Factory’s “Rumble at the Rock 2”

Derrieck Cuevas to Face Silverio Ortiz at Heavyweight Factory’s “Rumble at the Rock 2” on Friday, Sept. 28 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood

The Heavyweight Factory’s latest promotional signing, undefeated welterweight power puncher Derrieck Cuevas, from San Juan, Puerto Rico, will face Mexican veteran Silverio Ortiz over 10 rounds on the undercard of “Rumble at the Rock 2,” the professional boxing event on Friday, Sept. 28 in the Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

A former decorated amateur, Cuevas (17-0-1, 14 KOs) has torn through his professional opposition thus far. Ortiz (37-22, 18 KOs) is a true spoiler, having faced a long list of world champions and undefeated fighters and taken a number of their “0’s.”

Presented by Kris Lawrence and The Heavyweight Factory, in the night’s 10-round main event, Honolulu, Hawaii’s undefeated Logan “The Korican Kid” Yoon (12-0, 10 KOs) will defend his WBO-NABO Youth Junior Welterweight Championship against John “El Emperador” Rentería (16-4-1, 12 KOs) of Panama.

In the night’s 10-round co-main event, Miami via Ekibastuz, Kazakhstan’s Mussa “Warrior” Tursyngaliyev (7-0, 6 KOs) will take on Monteira, Colombia’s Deivi “El Cabo” Bassa (20-5, 12 KOs) for the WBA International Featherweight Championship. In an “All Florida” bout, undefeated welterweight Livan “Machine Gun Kid” Navarro (8-0, 5 KOs), from Miami (via Cuba) will face once-beaten Armando “The Gentleman” Alvarez (18-1, 12 KOs) of Key West.

Cuevas sat down for the following interview during a break in training:

How does it feel fighting in the USA mainland for the first time?

I am happy to be fighting here in Hollywood Florida with my new team. I’m in phenomenal shape and, come September 28, I plan on showing it big time.

What do you know about your opponent?

I know he’s a tough savvy Mexican veteran, but I will be prepared for anything he brings to the table. Mexico vs PR has always been a real draw when it comes to boxing and I invite all the Puerto Rican fans to come see me fight.

How long until we see you in a championship-level fight?

My promotional team at The Heavyweight Factory will take care of that for me. I have full faith in what my manager Alex Troya did when he brought me here. I’m working with my new trainer Jesse Robinson and within 18 months, I will hopefully be fighting for the world title. These people know what they’re doing and work hard for their fighters. I’m glad to be here.

Describe your style of fighting for the people who will be seeing you for the first time.

I don’t run away. I stand in the pocket and slip and make my opponents pay. I am working on power, explosivity and speed. That’s a dangerous combination. I can box. I can bang. I will get it on, how ever they want it. I want to be showman and a crowd pleaser.

How old were you when you realized you had above average punching power?

I must have been 13 and my coach at the time was telling others that I had pop in my punch. Then it just became part of my arsenal.

Would you ever consider an “All Puerto Rico” showdown with a fighter like Subriel Matias or Danielito Zorrilla?

Auntie and Daniel are my friends we spar often on the island. I have great respect for both guys, but once you step in the ring, it’s ‘go time’ no matter who it is.

Do you miss Puerto Rico when you train in the US?

I miss my family and my people but I’m a pro who is focused on getting to the top now and now is the time I will stay focused until I get to that big showdown for the title, coming soon to a theatre near you!

Flanagan wants to give Prograis a boxing lesson in New Orleans

Terry Flanagan believes he can neutralise Regis Prograis’ strengths when they meet in an Ali Trophy Super-Lightweight Quarter-Final at the U.N.O. Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, USA on October 27.

“I cannot wait for this fight to begin,” said 29-year-old Flanagan. “New Orleans looks like a wonderful place but this is strictly business so hopefully I will be able to visit again after the fight to take in the attractions.”

Flanagan of Manchester, UK, a former WBO World Lightweight Champion, believes he can kickoff the 140 lb tournament in style coming back from a split decision World title defeat to Maurice Hooker in June.

“The fans can expect me back at my best and giving Prograis a boxing lesson,” said ‘Turbo’. “He looks like a very dangerous fighter and I like his style but he has not boxed anyone like me before.”

The World Boxing Super Series sees eight elite fighters in three different weight classes compete in a knockout style competition over several months, with quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final taking place until one man is left with the Muhammad Ali Trophy in his hands. This is as spectacular as it gets in boxing.

“I’m expecting some tough fights but that’s exactly what I’m in this business for,” said Flanagan.

“I see the fight against Prograis as 50/50 with us both having our own strengths, but I just think my assets stop his and therefore I win. I think what I bring to the table neutralize his strengths and that is the difference. I expect to get the credit I duly deserve after winning this fight.”

Dates and venues for the six weeks of Ali Trophy quarter-final action this autumn:

1. October 7th, Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan – Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals 
Naoya Inoue (Japan) vs. Juan Carlos Payano (Dominican Republic)
WBA ‘Regular’ Bantamweight Championship 
&
Kiryl Relikh (Belarus) vs. Eduard Troyanovsky (Russia).
WBA Super-Lightweight Championship 

2. October 13th,  Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals 
TBA

3. October 20th, CFE Arena, Orlando, USA – Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals 
Emmanuel Rodriguez (Puerto Rico) vs. Jason Moloney (Australia)
IBF Bantamweight Championship 
&
Yunier Dorticos (Cuba) vs. Mateusz Masternak (Poland).
Cruiserweight Quarter-Final 

4. October 27th, U.N.O. Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, USA – Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals 
Regis Prograis (United States) vs. Terry Flanagan (England)
WBC Super-Lightweight Diamond Title 

5. November 3rd, SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland – Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals 
Ryan Burnett (Northern Ireland) vs. Nonito Donaire (Philippines)
WBA ‘Unified’ Bantamweight Championship & WBC Bantamweight Diamond Title 
&
Josh Taylor (Scotland) vs. Ryan Martin (United States)
WBC Super-Lightweight Silver Title 

6. November 10th, Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals 
TBA

Season II divisions and Ali Trophy quarter-final match-ups:

Bantamweight: 
Ryan Burnett (Northern Ireland) vs. Nonito Donaire (Philippines)
WBA ‘Unified’ World Championship and WBC Diamond Title 

Zolani Tete (South Africa) vs. Mikhail Aloyan (Russia)
WBO World Championship 

Naoya Inoue (Japan) vs. Juan Carlos Payano (Dominican Republic)
WBA ‘Regular’ World Championship 

Emmanuel Rodriguez (Puerto Rico) vs. Jason Moloney (Australia)
IBF World Championship 

Super-Lightweight: 
Regis Prograis (United States) vs. Terry Flanagan (England)
WBC Diamond Title 

Josh Taylor (Scotland) vs. Ryan Martin (United States)
WBC Silver Title 

Kiryl Relikh (Belarus) vs. Eduard Troyanovsky (Russia)
WBA World Championship 

Ivan Baranchyk (Belarus) vs. Anthony Yigit (Sweden)
IBF World Championship 

Cruiserweight: 
Mairis Briedis (Latvia) vs. Noel Mikaelian (Germany)

Yunier Dorticos (Cuba) vs. Mateusz Masternak (Poland)

Krzysztof Glowacki (Poland) vs. Maksim Vlasov (Russia)

Ruslan Fayfer (Russia) vs. Andrew Tabiti (United States)
IBF Eliminator 

Joel McIntyre: I’m the Ultimate Boxxer favourite

                            Joel McIntyre: I’m the Ultimate Boxxer favorite

 Portsmouth puncher Joel McIntyre explains why he is favoured to win the second Ultimate Boxxer tournament

Leigh Park powerhouse, Joel McIntyre (17-2), heads into the next edition of Ultimate Boxxer, on November 2 at the O2 in London, after being subjected to two cancelled title fights in succession, but believes he can rebound by winning the light-heavyweight tournament.

“I’ve had a year of it, I was meant to fight Kirk Garvey for the Southern Area title in June and he pulled out two days before, then Miles Shinkwin pulled out on the Bank Holiday Monday before our fight. It’s been a series of massive disappointments to me,” the 30-year-old said.

“But I probably am the Ultimate Boxxer favourite, down to my experience, I’ll be going in as the 20-fight veteran, and, of course, I’ve been the English champ. I’m already sparring high-paced three-threes in preparation and I’ll be fitter and more focused than ever before to put all those frustrations to bed.”

Londoner Garvey (11-1) had complications with a pre-fight medical and old rival Shinkwin (14-4) fractured his hand just three weeks before their scheduled September 15 rematch.

McIntyre continued, “I had the Ultimate Boxxer news ready to announce on the Tuesday [August 28] and then I got that news on the Monday before, so I haven’t had any good news without it being followed by bad news.

“But, I’m the king of very wishful thinking! I’m such an optimist these days, I almost try to be a bit spiritual and philosophical about it all.

“The financial situation is hard, got to give all the ticket money back and you miss out on a payday, but there’s always a different perspective you can find; the glass has got to be half-full. When things happen, maybe it’s a good thing and there’s no point stressing or getting angry about it. When I look at it in a certain way, it’s what’s kept me going.”

The optimist is now in training for the next installment of the Ultimate Boxxer tournament, where eight light-heavyweight prospects meet in a knockout format with an astonishing £50k prize fund at stake for the winner.

Ultimate Boxxer II takes place on November 2 at The Indigo at The O2 and features light-heavyweight prospects John ‘Johnboy’ McCallum (11-1), a seven-time national amateur champion from Edinburgh with only one loss on his pro-record coming through injury; the highly-touted unbeaten 6ft 6in Shakan Pitters (7-0), 29 from Birmingham; brave Dec ‘Kyd Nytro’ Spelman (12-1) who returns to the biggest stage yet since his tragic fight with the late Scott Westgarth; Southern Area title contender Jordan Joseph (7-2-1); British Challenge belt champion “Dazzling” Darrel Church, (7-2-1); Frimley’s fledgling pro Sam Horsfall (2-0), widely considered as the wildcard after turning professional only months ago; and Paddy Fitzpatrick’s protégé ‘Sniper’ Sam Smith (5-1).

Love Island’s Idris Virgo (2-0) takes part in his third pro fight on the undercard in his first appearance since his stint on TV’s most popular reality TV show.

The lucrative £50k prize money and the newest prize in boxing, the sought-after golden robe bestowed personally by Ricky Hatton, await the winner of the ground-breaking new tournament that mixes sport with youth culture and entertainment, with Britain’s biggest DJ Charlie Sloth in attendance alongside many other special guests.

Founded on a desire to make the professional game more accessible for boxers and fans alike, Ultimate Boxxer II will be shown on multiple platforms for all generations, with live coverage on Facebook via UNILAD from 8.15pm, before going live on Freeview on Channel 5Spike from 10pm.

Porter tops Garcia for WBC welterweight title

Saturday night at the Barclays center in Brooklyn, NY a WBC welterweight title bout between former champions Shawn “Showtime” Porter and Danny “Swift” Garcia headlined a quality world title double header broadcast on Showtime, co-featured by Amanda Serrano versus Yamila Esther Reynoso for the vacant female WBO super lightweight championship. As an added bonus fams would be treated to an entertaining heavyweight contest between popular volume punching Polish prospect Adam Kownacki taking on former IBF belt holder Charles Martin.

The main-event had fans and the boxing world split in terms of picking a winner, even former common opponents were unable to confidently declare who would prevail when asked if the ring generalship if Garcia or volume of Porter would secure the night. While we often overuse the term “Pick-em fight” because of the level both men have fought on and contrast in styles this contest fit that term perhaps more than any other bout to take place in 2018 thus far.

The only real surprise in the contest came from Shawn Porter who instead of coming out with his usual “Bull Rush” of undisciplined volume punching, boxed and chose his punch selection carefully. In return Garcia as expected utilized the ring to his benefit while counter punching effectively. At no time was either fighter in control of the action, when one man landed a clean eye catching blow it would be answered immediately and nullify any momentum the other fighter might have gained should they have been in against another opponent.

At the end with Porter throwing more but Garcia landing at a higher percentage rate especially in terms of power punching, scoring was more about preference than either mans control of the action. The judges in attendance Julie Lederman, Eric Marlinski and Don Ackerman all preferred the volume of Porter and awarded him the unanimous decision by scores of 116-112 and 115-113 twice. I personally had the same score as Don Ackerman 116-112 but in favor of the more accurate Danny Garcia who landed 46% of his power punches. With his win Shawn Porter the new WBC welterweight title holder improved to 29-2-1 (17), Danny Garcia now stands at Danny Garcia 34-2 (20).

When post-fight interviews took place, current IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence jumped into the ring and stated he would like to face Porter in a unification bout next. In response Porter replied “This will be the easiest fight to make in history I am ready”, we can only hope those responsible for the details make it happen.

The nights co-feature a female world title fight between five division world champion Amanda Serrano and Yamila Esther Reynoso was a genuinely exciting contest.The younger Reynoso applied pressure and forced Serrano to fight off the back-foot and use her jab to avoid a war. When Serrano landed a clean power punch Reynoso would return fire and answer back with a combination. As the bout wore on, Serrano and her experience against higher level competition allowed her to outbox and keep a very game Reynoso one step behind at all times.

When scores were read all three judges seen it 99-91 in favor of Serrano who made history by becoming the first female to ever win titles in six weight classes. She is only the third fighter in boxing history to accomplish such an amazing feat standing along side Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao.

With the win Serrano along with her WBO super lightweight title now stands at 35-1-1 (25), Yamila Esther Reynoso now stands at 11-5-3 (8).

In what most considered the nights most exciting fight, heavywieghts Adam Kownacki and Charles Martin faced off in a ten round affair. At the early going it was all down hill for former IBF division belt holder Martin as Kownacki applied constant pressure and threw punches at an amazing volume for the division. Up until the midway point Martin looked confused at why his landed punches were not slowing the smaller Kownacki down like they had past opponents.

At the midway point Martin found his groove, slowing Kownacki down with several clean power shots that snapped his head backwards. While visably bothered those shots did nothing to deter Kownacki from moving forward but Martin with a renewed confidence let his hands go more fluently and started winning rounds.

The ninth and tenth rounds were nonstop action because of the high pace with clean shots landed there were moments both men appeared on the verge of being stopped. It would last until the final bell and bring everyone in attendance to their feet with appreciation. When final scores were read all three judges seen it the same 96-94 in favor of Kownacki who improved to 18-0 (14), Charles Martin now stands at 25-2-1 (23).

In an IBF welterweight elimination contest, Yordenis Ugas dominated a willing but overmatched Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo over twelve rounds. It was an overly one sided affair that had Ugas walking away winning every round on the judges scorecards and improving to Yordenis Ugas 25-3 (11) while Barrionuevo drops to 34-5-2 (24).

In Undercard action

Featherweight- Chris Colbert 9-0 (3) def. Fatiou Fassinou 28-11-3 (15) via UD 8

Middleweight- Brandon Quarles 20-4-1 (10) def. Marcus Willis 18-6-2 (5 ) via SD 8.

Featherweight- Ricky Lopez 20-4 (6) def. Ramsey Luna 14-6 (6) via UD 8.

Super Lightweight- Richardson Hitchins 6-0 (3) def. Cesar Valenzuela 7-3 (2) Via UD 6.

Super Flyweight- Dylan Price 7-0 (5 ) def. Mulapi Enjani 4-6-2 (2) via UD 6.

Cruiserweight- Marsellos Wilder 2-0 (2) def. Ryan Williams 0-2 via TKO 1.

 

Phenomenal Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals in Glasgow, Scotland Nov. 3

Phenomenal Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals in Glasgow, Scotland Nov. 3

Josh Taylor (Scotland) vs Ryan Martin (United States) and Ryan Burnett (Northern Ireland) vs Nonito Donaire (Philippines) will battle it out as they begin the quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy on November 3 at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland.

Taylor, Martin, Burnett and Donaire are the marvelous ingredients when the World Boxing Super Series comes to Scotland’s biggest city.

One night, two main events, a spectacular doubleheader.

In an Ali Trophy Super-Lightweight Quarter-Final WBC Silver titlist and No 2 seed Josh ‘The Tartan Tornado’ Taylor faces Ryan ‘Blue Chip’ Martin.

“I cannot wait for November 3rd in Glasgow,” said Taylor. “I’m delighted to be boxing in Scotland in front of my home fans. On November 3rd, the Scots will get to see the World Boxing Super Series show come to town and I will put on a winning performance to keep them singing.”

“My team and I believe I can win the Muhammad Ali Trophy and both World Title belts and the first step on that journey is in Glasgow against Ryan Martin. I will be ready.”

In an Ali Trophy Bantamweight Quarter-Final No 1 seed Ryan Burnett and Nonito ‘The Filipino Flash’ Donaire face off for the WBA ‘Unified’ World Championship and the WBC Diamond Title.

“Donaire is a great fighter,” said Burnett. “I have always admired him, but now I must prepare to beat him. I am someone who wants to prove I am the best by beating the best. The WBSS has given me the opportunity to achieve that dream.”

Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer, Kalle Sauerland: “There are some big UK boxing nights in 2018 but this doubleheader has so much depth and quality. It’s what the WBSS is all about,” said Sauerland. “Following on in the UK from Groves vs Eubank Jr in Manchester it’s great to bring the biggest show in boxing to Scotland. In addition, we will have a massive UK undercard to complete the fireworks.”

The Season II Quarter-Finals of the World Boxing Super Series will feature doubleheaders over six fight nights on back-to-back weekends, starting on Sunday, October 7 at the Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan.

Dates and venues for the six weeks of Ali Trophy quarter-final action this autumn:
1. October 7th, Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan – Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals
Naoya Inoue (Japan) vs. Juan Carlos Payano (Dominican Republic)
WBA ‘Regular’ Bantamweight Championship
&
Kiryl Relikh (Belarus) vs. Eduard Troyanovsky (Russia).
WBA Super-Lightweight Championship

2. October 13th – Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals
TBD

3. October 20th, CFE Arena, Orlando, USA – Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals
Emmanuel Rodriguez (Puerto Rico) vs. Jason Moloney (Australia)
IBF Bantamweight Championship
&
Yunier Dorticos (Cuba) vs. Mateusz Masternak (Poland).
Cruiserweight Quarter-Final

4. October 27th, U.N.O. Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, USA – Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals
Regis Prograis (United States) vs. Terry Flanagan (England)
WBC Diamond Title
&
The second New Orleans quarter-final will be announced in the coming weeks.

5. November 3rd, SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland – Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals
Ryan Burnett (Northern Ireland) vs. Nonito Donaire (Philippines)
WBA ‘Unified’ Championship & WBC Diamond Title
&
Josh Taylor (Scotland) vs. Ryan Martin (United States)
WBC Silver Title

6. November 10th – Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals
TBA

Season II divisions and Ali Trophy quarter-final match-ups:

Bantamweight:
Ryan Burnett (Northern Ireland) vs. Nonito Donaire (Philippines)
WBA ‘Unified’ World Championship and WBC Diamond Title

Naoya Inoue (Japan) vs. Juan Carlos Payano (Dominican Republic)
WBA ‘Regular’ World Championship

Zolani Tete (South Africa) vs. Mikhail Aloyan (Russia)
WBO World Championship

Emmanuel Rodriguez (Puerto Rico) vs. Jason Moloney (Australia)
IBF World Championship

Super-Lightweight:
Regis Prograis (United States) vs. Terry Flanagan (England)
WBC Diamond Title

Josh Taylor (Scotland) vs. Ryan Martin (United States)
WBC Silver Title

Kiryl Relikh (Belarus) vs. Eduard Troyanovsky (Russia)
WBA World Championship

Ivan Baranchyk (Belarus) vs. Anthony Yigit (Sweden)
IBF World Championship

Cruiserweight:
Mairis Briedis (Latvia) vs. Noel Mikaelian (Germany)

Yunier Dorticos (Cuba) vs. Mateusz Masternak (Poland)

Krzysztof Glowacki (Poland) vs. Maksim Vlasov (Russia)

Ruslan Fayfer (Russia) vs. Andrew Tabiti (United States)
IBF Eliminator

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