World Boxing Super Series (WBSS)
The World Boxing Super Series is a professional boxing tournament organized by Comosa AG. The annual tournament features 8 boxers from 5 weight classes competing to the win the coveted Muhammad Ali Trophy, named after “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali and 10 million dollars. On Sauturday November 10 cruiserweight quarter-final action took place in Chicago, IL.
Quarter Final 1
The first quarter-finals match up saw the number 1 seed Mairis Briedis of Latvia take on Noel Mikaelian of Germany for the vacant WBC Diamond cruiserweight title. Briedis entered the bout with a record of 24 wins 1 loss with 18 wins coming by of knockout. The former WBC world champion Briedis only loss came to Oleksandr Usyk in the first World Boxing Super Series tournament. The underdog Noel Mikaelian entered the bout with a record of 23 wins 1 loss with 10 wins coming by way of knockout. MIkaelian seemed to be in control of the match by outpointing Briedis nearly every round. In a shock to the fans and commentators Briedis was awarded a unanimous decision.
Quarter Final 2
The final match up of the night saw Krzysztof “Glowka” Glowacki of Poland take on Maksim Vlasov of Russia for the interim WBO World cruiserweight championship. The former WBO junior heavyweight titleholder Krzysztof Glowacki entered the bout with a record of 30 wins 1 loss with 19 wins coming by knockout. Glowacki’s most notable win came by defeating the long reigning WBO World cruiserweight champion Marco Huck, his only defeat at the hands of Oleksandr Usyk. The number 3 ranked cruiserweight in the world Maksim Vlasov entered the bout with 42 wins 2 losses with 25 wins coming by way of knockout. The bout was competitive and entertaining for those watching with Vlasov landing multiple combinations and Glowacki landing more effective power punches and body shots. Glowacki won via a unanimous decision.
Krzysztof Glowacki and Mairis Briedis will face each other in the semi-finals.
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