ANNOUNCING THE WORLD BOXING SUPER SERIES
Tournament announces big $$, few specifics
Press Release: Comosa AG, working with German boxing promoter Sauerland Event, has announced the launch of the World Boxing Super Series, a bracket-style, 16-boxer elimination tournament featuring a total of $50 million in prize money. The winner will receive the Muhammad Ali Trophy. “The World Boxing Super Series will change the world of boxing,” said Roberto Dalmiglio, Comosa’s Head of Management. “The tournament will set new standards, ensure coherent storylines and provide top-class boxing throughout the year. It is Comosa’s ambition to turn the World Boxing Super Series into the world’s biggest and best boxing tournament.”
The tournament will be organised by newly-founded Comosa AG, a Swiss-registered company with principal owners Highlight Event & Entertainment, Modern Times Group) and Team Sauerland. The tournament plans to kick off in September 2017.
It will be taking place on an annual basis. The inaugural season of the World Boxing Super Series will feature two weight classes, 16 fighters and a total of 14 main events. In each weight class, eight boxers will battle it out in a bracket-style elimination tournament, with four quarter-finals, two semi-finals and one final. This makes for seven top fights per weight class, and a total of 14 fights in season 1 to be staged in premier venues around the globe. An expert panel will invite the world’s best boxers, namely the top 15-ranked fighters of the four big federations WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO.
Matthew Hooper, Executive Vice President, Modern Times Group, said: “The fighters can earn a lot of money in the World Boxing Super Series and also prove that they are the number one in their division. We will set out a clear and consistent schedule and stick to it.”