as informed in Video by Victor SalazarOrganizers of a new $50 million boxing tournament unveiled plans Thursday for the World Boxing Super Series, a September-to-May event with two weight classes of fighters chasing the Muhammad Ali Trophy.
Advanced talks were under way with US telecaster Showtime, Schaefer said, but a final deal would depend on the weight classes involved.
“We want to focus on weight classes that might have been a bit ignored…
I could see a 154-pound weight class.
I felt the proper class to take would be the welterweights,” Schaefer said.
World Boxing Super Series tournament to offer $50 million in prize money
“It is Comosa’s ambition to turn the World Boxing Super Series into the world’s biggest and best boxing tournament.”
Sauerland also came up with World Boxing Super Series, which he said has been in the works for three years.
Promoter Richard Schaefer said he hopes the World Boxing Super Series will bring fighters from less-publicized weight classes “to the forefront.”
Sauerland was central to the creation of Showtime’s Super Six World Boxing Classic super middleweight tournament, a modified round-robin that ran from 2009 to 2012 and crowned Andre Ward as the winner.
“The promoter makes money, the fighter makes money and the promoter doesn’t have to chase TV deals,” Schaefer said.
according to The World Boxing Super Series is Sauerland’s brainchild, and he’s confident the tourney will revolutionize boxing after three years of research and planning.
Now it’s up to Schaefer and Sauerland to attract the sport’s best practitioners to join the World Boxing Super Series and make the tourney truly compelling.
With $50 million in purse money backing the project each season, Schaefer and Sauerland laid out their grand plans for a new global tournament — the World Boxing Super Series — they hope will provide a jolt to the sport and a shift for the traditional boxing model of one-off fights.
That prize, dubbed the Muhammad Ali trophy, will be the brass ring fighters — hopefully elite ones — will vie for come fall.
“I know what they cost, I know when they’re going to be, I know it’s not going to move.
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