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World Boxing Super Series Semifinals

*EDMONTON, Canada (January 22, 2018)* – Super Channel, the No. 1
destination network for Canadian boxing fans, will air the upcoming
semifinals of the popular World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament,
featuring world-class cruiserweight and super middleweight divisions
action, live from various venues in Europe.

Super Channel acquired exclusive rights in Canada to air the entire WBSS
tournament from MP & Silva, a leading international media company that
provides media rights, digital, technology and sponsorship services.

“We are thrilled that the WBSS is returning to Super Channel for exclusive
Canadian coverage of the highly anticipated semifinals,” said *Troy Wassill*,
Director of Programming, Domestic Distributors and Sports. “I have no
doubt that every single bout is going to deliver exciting, must-see action
for boxing fans, as these world-class fighters compete to see who is going
to go head-to-head for the coveted Muhammad Ali Trophy.”
WBSSis a revolutionary bracket-style elimination tournament featuring the
world’s best boxers and a total of $50 million in prize money. The knockout
format of the competition will see the best boxers ultimately compete for
the Muhammad Ali Trophy, the greatest prize in boxing. The tournament is
organized by newly-founded Comosa AG, a Swiss-registered company with
principal owners Highlight Event & Entertainment, Modern Times Group and
Team Sauerland. Comosa AG is working in partnership with boxers, promoters
and managers around the world, and in alignment with the four major world
boxing federations, to create a new global platform for the sport.
The first of its kind tournament, which is planned to take place on an
annual basis, kicked off this past September with quarterfinals competition
in two divisions, cruiserweight and super middleweight. An expert panel
invited the world’s best boxers to compete, namely the top 15-ranked
fighters of the four major federations: WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO. The winners
of the two semifinals will advance to the championship round in both
divisions this May.
Below find the WBSS semifinals schedule and a preview of the four matches
and eight fighters who survived the quarterfinals:

*WORLD BOXING SUPER SERIES SEMIFINALS SCHEDULE*

*CRUISERWEIGHTS*

*January 27, Riga Arena, Riga, Latvia – WBO/WBC Unification*

Oleksandr “The Cat” Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs), WBO World Champion, Ukraine – Ring
#1
vs.
Mairis Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs), WBC World Champion, Latvia – Ring #3

*February 3, Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi, Russia – IBF/WBA Unificatiion*
Murat “Iron” Gassiev (25-0, 18 KOs), IBF World Champion, Russia – Ring #2
vs.
Yunier “The KO Doctor” Dorticos (21-0, 20 KOs), WBA World Champion, Cuba –
Ring #5

*SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS*

*February 17, Manchester, Arena, Manchester, UK – WBA/IBO Unification*
“Saint” George Groves (27-3, 20 KOs), WBA World Champion, United Kingdom –
Ring #2
vs.
*Chris “Next Gen” Eubank Jr. (26-1, 20 KOs), IBO World Champion, United
Kingdom – Ring #4*

*February 24, Arena Nurnberger Versicherung, Nuremburg, Germany*
Juergen Braehmer (49-3 35 KOs), Germany – Ring #10
(Former WBO & WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion)
vs.
Callum “Mundo” Smith (23-0, 17 KOs), United Kingdom – Ring #3
(WBC Diamond Super Middleweight Champion)