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Title: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: The Hurricane on June 22, 2017, 09:56:53 AM
I was a touch dubious about this when it was announced with no boxers on board, but it is now looking like it could be a good set up.  Dorticos has just signed up to the Cruiserweights along with Bredis, Wlodarczyk and Gassiev meaning that the WBC and IBF champions are on board (Dorticos has the WBA 'regular' belt).  There are rumours that Usyk will be signing up for it too.

Groves is the only name confirmed for the Super-Middle event at present and it looks as if this will be the weaker pool talent wise with Smith/Dirrell fighing in September and DeGale injured but could still produce some good fights depending who ultimately ends up signing. 

It seems the Sauerland's have learned from the shortcomings of the Super Six by making it a straight knock out tournament so that momentum and interest doesn't wain. 


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: tweetstreet on June 22, 2017, 10:43:51 AM
The cruiserweight competition is shaping up to be absolutely awesome get Durodola, kudryashov, and maybe Lebedev, Huck and Makubu in and you'd have a cracking line up.

Love the cruiserweights!

One thing for sure is that Bellew wouldn't go anywhere near the tournament


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Red on June 22, 2017, 10:44:44 AM


It seems the Sauerland's have learned from the shortcomings of the Super Six by making it a straight knock out tournament so that momentum and interest doesn't wain. 

What happens if it's a draw?

I cant see Sauerland signing Dirrell to any sort of commitment after the stunts he pulled against Abraham and then withdrew anyway. Unless it was for revenge.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: The Hurricane on June 22, 2017, 11:07:01 AM
I imagine they'll be hoping that there aren't any as they want it to start in September this year and conclude in May 2018.  Although the fighter who won the most rounds across all cards could advance for the purposes of the tournament unless it was an absolute draw.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: The Hurricane on July 01, 2017, 02:10:45 PM
Usyk now confirmed for the Cruisers so that really should produce some cracking fights.

Skogland and Cox in the Super Middles so hopefully a few decent names will get added before the draw. I welcome the chance to see Cox get planted though.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Vlad The Impaler on July 01, 2017, 07:17:44 PM
Usyk now confirmed for the Cruisers so that really should produce some cracking fights.

Skogland and Cox in the Super Middles so hopefully a few decent names will get added before the draw. I welcome the chance to see Cox get planted though.

I guess Hearn pulled in a favour from his friends the Sauerlands to get Cox into this; not sure how he merits getting into something like this. Pity likes of Degale and Callum Smith aren't involved but sure Groves will relish chance to do well in this and wouldn't be against him going far.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: MR GLEN on July 02, 2017, 10:40:44 AM
Injuries will delay bouts so what looks like a good idea on paper will turn it all into a farce


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: The Hurricane on July 06, 2017, 08:39:06 AM
Looks like Callum Smith has sacked off Dirrell to sign up to the tournament now.  Certainly adds more interest to the Super-Middle edition.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: tweetstreet on July 06, 2017, 03:50:29 PM
Perez the final name in the cruiserweight competition! Absolutely mouthwatering competition!


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Laney on July 06, 2017, 03:58:10 PM
Smith boxing for the WBC diamond strap - so thats how they managed the WBC situation!


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: The Hurricane on July 07, 2017, 07:32:04 PM
Winner of Eubank Jr v Abraham going in too. 168 version now potentially very interesting domestically.

The Cruiser edition is probably the best thing in the sport at the moment but I fear that the lack of US fighters may mean it doesn't quite get the attention it should.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: AO88 on July 09, 2017, 06:51:06 PM
George Groves fighting Jamie Cox in the first fight. Never seen Cox but heard he's decent though somewhat unproven.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Goldenboy87 on July 10, 2017, 09:46:57 AM
Really looking forward to the fights, obviously always a great concept the tournaments if they are done well and also have a bit of luck. Unfortunately injuries always play a part, but alot of money on the line so can imagine guys won’t necessarily be looking to pull out with little niggles.

Just a bit of a waiting game now for the fights to happen. Not so up to speed on all the Cruiserweights but obviously on paper looks like a fantastic line up with all 4 of the title holders in the mix and some dangerous fighters filling the other 4 spaces including Mike Perez!

Super Middleweight obviously bigger interest on the UK side with Groves, Smith, Cox and hopefully Eubank Jr




Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: The Hurricane on July 10, 2017, 09:51:00 AM
Full list of match-ups for the quarter finals:

Super-middleweight

George Groves v Jamie Cox

Callum Smith v Erik Skoglund

Chris Eubank Jr/Arthur Abraham v Avni Yildirim

Jurgen Brahmer v Rob Brant

Cruiserweight

Oleksandr Usyk v Marco Huck

Murat Gassiev v Krzysztof Wlodarczyk

Mairis Briedis v Mike Perez

Yunier Dorticos v Dmitry Kudryashov


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Red on July 10, 2017, 10:27:13 AM
George Groves fighting Jamie Cox in the first fight. Never seen Cox but heard he's decent though somewhat unproven.

He could iron out Groves in an upset.

If Groves boxes well, he should win - but Cox is a live opponent.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Kevan2 on July 10, 2017, 11:45:45 AM
looking forward to these fights.
Cox best not fight as he did in his last fight or he is going to sleep.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: The Hurricane on July 24, 2017, 02:13:41 PM
Groves v Cox set for 14th October at Wembley Arena.  Hopefully the TV deal will be announced soon now there are some firm dates.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Vlad The Impaler on July 25, 2017, 05:59:22 PM
Groves v Cox set for 14th October at Wembley Arena.  Hopefully the TV deal will be announced soon now there are some firm dates.

From what I gather Sky won't be covering these but I think we might see Groves-Cox on Sky since Cox is Matchroom fighter and Groves last few fights have been on there. Could possibly see BT getting involved with these if one broadcaster is going to have all the rights.

Eubank Sr will probably want Jr to be on ITV PPV  //


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: jaff_no1 on July 25, 2017, 08:48:26 PM
I find it strange Callum Smith is at the echo on 16 September and 2 weeks later matchroom have a show there 2 weeks later. Judging by that sky and matchroom won't be involved


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: jorg21 on July 26, 2017, 06:14:52 PM
The way Eddie said it on his latest interview with Kugan is that the organizers weren't allowing broadcasters to choose the fights so Sky couldn't just choose the Brits it was an all or nothing package.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Vlad The Impaler on July 26, 2017, 08:37:44 PM
Be interested to see who picks this up cos barring the fights involving the British fighters there won't be a lot of interest from Joe Bloggs for the others.

BoxNation probably most likely since they can show fights on that channel if there are any clashes with W***** cards on BT.

Re: Callum Smith card in Liverpool, wonder how this will sell given Matchroom have show a fortnight later and most of Hearn's Liverpool based stable are on that. All the Smith brothers on undercard  ;D


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: The Hurricane on July 27, 2017, 08:52:11 AM
I think it's good that it is being sold as a package (as long as it gets picked up over here) as otherwise it is likely that we'd have missed out on some of the great fights made in the Cruiser tournament.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: The Hurricane on September 04, 2017, 08:17:15 PM
It's been announced that ITV have got the rights. Great news to have a consistent run of good fights on terrestrial tv.  Some will be PPV but all those without British fighters will be free I imagine.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: lurkyshaka on September 05, 2017, 08:45:44 AM
It's been announced that ITV have got the rights. Great news to have a consistent run of good fights on terrestrial tv.  Some will be PPV but all those without British fighters will be free I imagine.

I bet they won't....I reckon more likely they'll try and link the British angle and make fights featuring the Brits PPV.
Certainly Eubank will continue to be PPV.



Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Faulks on September 05, 2017, 08:50:22 AM
I bet they won't....I reckon more likely they'll try and link the British angle and make fights featuring the Brits PPV.
Certainly Eubank will continue to be PPV.



I seen the advert for the Callum fight on ITV yesterday and there was no mention of PPV


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: The Hurricane on September 05, 2017, 08:58:17 AM
I bet they won't....I reckon more likely they'll try and link the British angle and make fights featuring the Brits PPV.
Certainly Eubank will continue to be PPV.

That's what I meant but may not have worded it very well.

The Smith fight is going to be free to air though which is a good start.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: ScottMillwall on September 05, 2017, 11:58:14 AM
Wouldn't be surprised if just Eubank's PPV.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Vlad The Impaler on September 05, 2017, 07:27:38 PM
Callum Smith is on ITV4

Groves and Eubank fights are PPV - they're on consecutive weekends as well  //


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: The Hurricane on September 16, 2017, 07:10:13 PM
Some shot by Parker there.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Faulks on September 16, 2017, 07:14:47 PM
Some shot by Parker there.

Not seen him before, was a peach of a shot right on the button


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: SCOTTY'S SOBER on September 16, 2017, 09:09:40 PM
This saurland eurotrash intro bullshit is cheesey as F*ck.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Faulks on September 16, 2017, 09:09:49 PM
Feels a bit 'pbc' ish the ring walk and stuff this


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: wbamitch on September 16, 2017, 09:12:36 PM
Hard to argue with the above, quick side note, did anybody find a way to access the Usyk/Huck fight on catch up at least with ITV due to show all the fights?


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Driscoll on September 16, 2017, 09:37:22 PM
Smith isn't looking very good here


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Faulks on September 16, 2017, 09:40:44 PM
Smith needs to move his head


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: jaff_no1 on September 16, 2017, 09:45:02 PM
This competition is meant to be the best of the best at super middle. I wonder what a prime carl froch would do to most of it

On another note, whilst the commentary isn't great it's nice to hear unbiased commentary for a change instead of the usual sky cheerleading


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Driscoll on September 16, 2017, 10:05:00 PM
This competition is meant to be the best of the best at super middle. I wonder what a prime carl froch would do to most of it

On another note, whilst the commentary isn't great it's nice to hear unbiased commentary for a change instead of the usual sky cheerleading

I think the commentary was pretty biased toward Smith to be honest


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Faulks on September 16, 2017, 10:07:14 PM
Never heard of that swede but. I thought he gave a great accountant of himself.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: jaff_no1 on September 16, 2017, 10:09:46 PM
I don't think Paul Smith will be making the super middle limit any time soon either


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: The Hurricane on September 16, 2017, 10:11:18 PM
Lucky we had The Answer to tell us that the WSSB fights would be shit.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Dexter_Morgan on September 16, 2017, 10:17:22 PM
I thought Smith looked distinctly average tonight he seemed to struggle with a full three minute round he dropped off in the last minute on occasion. He was easy to catch and when I think of him with Groves or Eubank Jnr I'd fancy both to win. I personally think Eubank Jnrs busy style and fast pace would be a nightmare for Smith. Groves heavier hands would see him likely stopping Smith.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Faulks on September 16, 2017, 10:23:48 PM
 I wasn't as convinced on smith during he fight as I was before.

Been a good nights boxing on itv.

Best show on terrestrial I've seen for as long as I can remember


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Red on September 16, 2017, 10:37:29 PM
I don't think Smith had a mediocre night, more like Skoglund was very decent and a worthy entrant into the tournament.

Enjoyable.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: lurkyshaka on September 17, 2017, 12:03:18 AM
I don't think Smith had a mediocre night, more like Skoglund was very decent and a worthy entrant into the tournament.

Enjoyable.

Yeah agreed, I think the swede proved to be a quality operator. They posed each other mirror image type problems. That fight could be crucial in Smith's overall development. And Skoglund can come again. He'd give any 68 pounder problems.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Faulks on September 17, 2017, 08:59:23 AM
Yeah agreed, I think the swede proved to be a quality operator. They posed each other mirror image type problems. That fight could be crucial in Smith's overall development. And Skoglund can come again. He'd give any 68 pounder problems.

Agree on this, like I've mentioned in far from Burt sugar but I'd not heard of the lad before it and thought it would be a walk in the park for smith.

He was a good offensive fighter and boxed well. Loads of respect in defeat also which was nice to see


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: lurkyshaka on September 17, 2017, 11:52:59 AM
Agree on this, like I've mentioned in far from Burt sugar but I'd not heard of the lad before it and thought it would be a walk in the park for smith.

He was a good offensive fighter and boxed well. Loads of respect in defeat also which was nice to see

Yeah he was a very classy guy, it was fought in a great spirit. Extremely competitive but so much respect throughout. Think it was the 12th when they both took turns belting each other and then shared a smile. Nice moment.


Title: Re: World Boxing Super Series
Post by: Faulks on September 17, 2017, 01:38:28 PM
Yeah he was a very classy guy, it was fought in a great spirit. Extremely competitive but so much respect throughout. Think it was the 12th when they both took turns belting each other and then shared a smile. Nice moment.

I like needle in a build up, it's a fight but it's also good to see him raise smiths hand at the end .

Nothin wrong with respect in defeat.
Nothing worse than seeing a fighter throw his dummy out and go stomping off out the ring makes them look a right plank pot  ;D