What are the chances of a WBSS at light heavyweight??

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  1. unitas

    unitas Boxing Addict Full Member

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    this would be the perfect time: 4 Champions, all undefeated. no clear favorite to win. then you could throw in kovalev, jack, Browne …..and Wildcard (yarde, Smith or barrera)……...and you´d have a Dream of a Tournament imo.

    what are the chances??
     
  2. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Active Member Full Member

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    It would be great for the sport of boxing.

    There's lots of talent and many interesting possible match-ups at light heavyweight.

    But I doubt if Haymon would allow Browne, Beterbiev and Jack into such a tournament, and Arum wouldn't permit Gvozdyk to participate.
     
  3. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood Lep is on the Ale for the fight Full Member

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    Would be great but unlikely because too many robberies happen in america.
     
  4. f1ght3rz

    f1ght3rz Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yarde would not accept this, he would rather fight bum after bum hahaha
     
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  5. Scissors

    Scissors Boxing Addict Full Member

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    minemax Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I'm sure they could get Bivol, Gvozdyk, Kovalev (if he's still relevant at that point), Beterbiev. The more trickier part would be to negotiate with boxers like Alvarez and Badou Jack.
     
  7. Serge

    Serge MUH RUSSIA, NOVICHOK, MELDONIUM, DOE Full Member

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    We might not even get to see the completion of this season

    Just saw this on another forum




    WORLD BOXING SUPER SERIES IN JEOPARDY OF CANCELLATION; SOME FIGHTERS STILL AWAIT PURSES


    The World Boxing Super Series, the ambitious single-elimination tournament, is in serious jeopardy of discontinuing before the second season is complete, multiple industry sources told The Ring.

    There’s been growing turmoil behind the scenes between the shareholders banking the tourney. At the heart of the issue: some investors have funded more than their promised share; others haven’t met their due.

    The semifinals are slated for February and March, and the matchups are set, but as of now, there’s been no sites secured for any of the six bouts; no dates, either. There’s growing concern among organizers and promoters involved that the second round of the tournament won’t occur at all.

    Several fighters are still waiting for their purses to be paid out from their quarterfinal bouts, according to sources. The first round of Season 2 completed in October. Boxers are typically handed a paycheck the day of the fight.

    The World Boxing Super Series contract requires participants to submit invoices, an unusual practice. The contract stipulates that fighters receive payment within five business days of invoice submission; in some cases, that promise has been met.

    Other boxers — and their promoters/managers — have yet to be paid at all weeks later. In all, there’s 24 boxers who entered Season 2, which features cruiserweights, bantamweights and junior welterweights. Twelve fighters now remain.

    The semifinal matchups that are in jeopardy of being cancelled: Josh Taylor-Ivan Baranchyk; Regis Prograis-Kiryl Relikh; Zolani Tete-Nonito Donaire; Naoya Inoue-Emmanuel Rodriguez; Mairis Briedis-Krzysztof Glowacki; Yunier Dorticos-Andrew Tabiti.

    The WBSS delivered in Season 1 with some terrific fights. The tourney succeeding in crowning a new Ring champion at both super middleweight (Callum Smith) and cruiserweight (Oleksandr Usyk). Usyk went on to a lucrative bout with Tony Bellew last month. The Ukrainian is the leading candidate for fighter of the year honors.

    The tourney, in its second installment, has showcased talented fighters like Taylor and Prograis, The Ring’s top two 140-pounders. Inoue, who blasted out Juan Carlos Payano in a single round i October, has ascended to the No. 6 spot in The Ring’s pound-for-pound ratings. With $50 million in prize money for Season 1, organizers were able to accumulate an impressive assortment of talent in the cruiserweight and super middleweight divisions, too.

    Tournaments of this caliber are rare in boxing. It’s difficult to satisfy so many different fighters and promoters. It’s also a financial risk, with a fighter like Usyk building his name before signing with Eddie Hearn. The WBSS holds no options on its participants.

    The World Boxing Super Series failed to find a U.S. television home for Season 1, and backers lost out on the license fees that accompany it. DAZN scooped up rights to stream Season 2, as well as the Season 1 cruiserweight final between Smith and George Groves.

    If organizers behind the scenes can’t solve these issues quickly,the World Boxing Super Series could fall apart before the second iteration ever reaches the semis.





    Really hope everything turns out for the best the WBSS is the best thing to happen to this sort in decades
     
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  8. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    Wow! That would be a major bummer.
    I already started to wonder if they were able to fund it all, wirh the big paychecks and lack of interest of major countries in mind. But when they directly entered the second season afterwards, I figured they did allright and didn't worry about it anymore.

    Hope they figure it out.
     

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