EDMONTON, Canada (September 16, 2017) – The World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) quarterfinals action continues today in the super middleweight division as Callum “Mundo” Smith (22-0, 17 KOs), fighting at home, takes on invading Swede Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs), airing in Canada exclusively on Super Channel (2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT start), live from Echo Arena in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Canadian boxing fans will be able to watch all the WSBB tournament action live, including Smith vs. Skoglund, on Super Channel, which acquired the rights in Canada to broadcast the World Boxing Super Series from MP & Silva, a leading international media company that provides media rights, digital, technology and sponsorship services.
The two undefeated fighters, Smith and Skoglund, put their perfect pro records on the line in the 12-round main event for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Diamond Championship.
“I can’t wait for the fight,” Smith said. “I have always been able to perform well at the Echo Arena, and I can promise my fans another great fight tomorrow. I always try to improve and tomorrow (Sat.) I will show how much I have improved since my last fight.
“I haven’t regretted picking Skoglund. Stylistically he will bring out the best in my style and things people haven’t seen from me before.”
UPCOMING WBSS EVENTS & RESULTS ON SUPER CHANNEL
Sept. 9 – Cruiserweight Quarter-Final in Berlin, Germany
WBO Cruiserweight World Championship
Oleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs), Kiev, Ukraine
Marco Huck (40-5-1, 27 KOs), Berlin, Germany
(Usyk retained WBO cruiserweight title)
Sept. 16 – Super Middleweight Quarter-Final in Liverpool, UK
WBC Super Middleweight Diamond Championship
Callum Smith (22-0, 17 KOs), Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs), Nykoping, Sweden
Sept. 23 – Cruiserweight Quarter-Final in San Antonio, Texas, USA
WBA Cruiserweight World Championship
Yunier Dorticos (21-0, 20 KOs), Champion, Miami, Florida, USA by way of Cuba
Dmitry Kudryashov (21-1, 21 KOs), Challenger, Volgodonsk, Russia
Sept. 30 – Cruiserweight Quarter-Final in Riga, Latvia
WBC Cruiserweight World Championship
Mairis Briedis (22-0, 18 KOs), Champion, Riga, Latvia
Mike Perez (22-2-1, 14 KOs), Challenger, Cork, Ireland by way of Cuba