referring to Adding that up, the winner under that scenario would make $1.5 million in the first round, $2.5 million in the second round and $4.5 million in the finals.
That would mean the winners would make $2.5 million each and that the total spent in the semifinals would be $8 million.
(Simon Lewis/World Boxing Super Series)An annual tournament featuring 16 world-rated fighters in two weight classes called the World Boxing Super Series was announced in New York on Thursday.
And then in the finals, each fighter could be guaranteed $2.5 million and a win bonus of $2 million.
That would add another $2 million to the first round and would mean $10 million of the $25 million would be paid out in the quarterfinals.
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Tournament-style World Boxing Super Series to award $50M in prize money
A boxing tournament hasn’t been done since 2009 when the Super Six World Boxing Classic took place with Andre Ward walking out the winner.
A live-televised draft gala which will announce the fighters, the weight classes and the brackets will take in June.
“I have been involved in the sport for a long time and boxing has really been missing a big tournament like the World Boxing Super Series,” Richard Schaefer, former CEO of Golden Boy Promotions and chairman of the tournament, said in a press release.
Now, the tournament concept is getting brought back to life as organizers announced on Thursday the launch of the World Boxing Super Series, a revolutionary bracket-style elimination tournament featuring the world`s best boxers and a total of $50 million in prize money, with the winner receiving the Muhammad Ali Trophy.
Each weight class tournament will consist of four quarterfinal fights, two semi-final fights and then the final.
as declared in The weight classes haven’t been determined yet, but the series was announced on Thursday in New York.
In case you haven’t heard, the WBSS is an annual tournament featuring 16 world-ranked fighters in two weight classes.
If the two weight classes split the $50 million pot, each fighter could be guaranteed at least $1 million to participate.
Demetrius Andrade (23-0, 16 KO)I believe Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade is one of the 15 best fighters in the world.
It would make sense for the WBSS to target the heavyweight division for one of its weight classes.
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