Press Release: The quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy in the cruiserweight division comes to San Antonio, USA on September 23 when Cuba's Yunier Dorticos (21-0, 20 KOs) faces Russia's Dmitry 'Russian Hammer' Kudryashov (21-1, 21 KOs) in a World Boxing Suoer Series first-round bout. The venue will be the famous Alamodome.
"I'm proud to attend a tournament where Muhammad Ali's name is on the trophy and I'm looking forward to proving that I'm the best cruiserweight in the world,” said 31-year-old Dorticos, who now lives in Miami, Florida and holds the WBA regular title. “I am also happy that this bout is in the United States, which I now consider my country. I am sure that on September 23rd, I will be victorious.”
There are two KO specialists, two effective hammers colliding when the World Boxing Super Series hits Texas. "Kudryashov calls himself ‘Russian Hammer’, but do not forget that there is also a Cuban hammer in this fight. My nickname is ‘The KO Doctor’, and Kudryashov is my next patient."
Kudryashov's response: “I can’t wait for this fight to take place. One thing is for sure - the crowd in San Antonio gets an explosive affair that doesn’t go the distance,” said the 31 year-old from Volgodonsk, Russia.
"I think it's amazing that this tournament only contains the best of the best, four reigning cruiserweight champions. I have respect for Dorticos and the other participants, but they will also respect my hammer because it will bring me all four titles and the Muhammad Ali Trophy,” said Kudryashov.