according to “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 competition in the World Boxing Super Series is modeled after the soccer Champions League in Europe, which brings wider exposure with competition among elite teams drawn from the Premier League.
Veteran boxing promoters Richard Schaefer of Los Angeles and Europe’s Kalle Sauerland announced plans Thursday for a new single-elimination boxing tournament in two weight classes, with action beginning in September among 16 fighters who’ll split up to $50 million in prize money.
These reserve fighters will be contracted to fight on the undercard to ensure they’re fully prepared.
Schaefer said he’s striving to fill the brackets with fighters ranked within the top-15 of the various sanctioning bodies, and will seek to have a world champion participating in each bracket.
As injuries and delays plagued the “Super Six,” Sauerland said he’s worked to institute safeguards to avoid such issues and can summon “reserve” fighters to fill in for anyone who might get hurt.
World Boxing Super Series tournament promises jolt to sport with $50M in prize money
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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