Press Release: Comosa AG will bring a World Boxing Super Series doubleheader to Russia this weekend. The event will consist of a WBO bantamweight championship bout between Zolani Tete and Mikhail Aloyan and a cruiserweight contest between Andrew Tabiti and Ruslan Fayfer. All four fighters performed their media workouts today ahead of their quarter-finals that will take place in Ekaterinburg this Saturday. Russia’s Aloyan (4-0 plus additional pro bouts in the World Series of Boxing) begins a tough quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy against South Africa’s WBO champion, Zolani Tete (27-3).
[Editor's note: Aloyan was stripped of an Olympic silver medal due to PED use.]
“I have watched Tete’s fights, but I do not want to let him distract me too much. I’d better concentrate on my own goals,” said Aloyan. “I know it’s only my fifth fight as a professional, but I have huge experience as an amateur and that helps me a lot. It’s a big opportunity to fight in the WBSS, and my goal is to win the trophy.”
The cruiserweight bracket was revealed in August by tournament organiser Comosa and threw up a match-up of unbeaten fighters with America's Andrew Tabiti (16-0, 13 KOs) taking on Russia's Ruslan Fayfer (23-0, 16 KOs) in the Season II cruiserweight opener.
“Tabiti has no losses... he has good footwork and defenseand he has a lot of experience,” said Fayfer of the Floyd Mayweather Sr. trained boxer. “But we have our plan and we are working to realize it in the ring. I don’t pay attention to his KO statistics.”