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The Challenges of Organising a WBSS Final in Unprecedented Times

The Challenges of Organising a WBSS Final in Unprecedented Times

16th, July 2020

Dear fans of the WBSS!

We have all been living in a different time, in a different world, for a few months now, where new rules apply.

Since the cancellation and postponement of the Season II WBSS Cruiserweight Final in May, we have been working continuously on a new date. We are doing our best to navigate in this new world to deliver what we have always promised: The best vs the best. In this particular case, Mairis Briedis and Yuniel Dorticos, the two best cruiserweights on the planet.

Organising a final in these unprecedented times is a challenge. There’s no map to the new world, there are unforeseen obstacles and the path to the destination is not easy to predict.

Let me give you a few examples of our challenges from the WBSS engine room.

Location: What looks safe today, can be a hot spot tomorrow. That means the best choice of location with all the changing local government restrictions is a moving target and we have to be flexible.

Travel: As you know our final is a match-up between a Latvian, an EU citizen, and a Cuban based in Florida. It’s a transatlantic battle, and varying rules of traveling put various variables into the equation.

We at the WBSS welcome tough tasks, and we will organise a great Cruiserweight Final worthy of the Muhammad Ali Trophy to conclude our sensational Season II. Be rest assured we are in the process of making it happen and working hard to secure fair and safe solutions for all parties. In the meantime, we are also working on our much-anticipated third season of the WBSS which of course also has its own separate challenges on timeline and locations but we are making steady progress.

Take care, stay safe, and see you soon!

Yours sincerely,

Andreas Benz, CEO of Comosa, Organiser of the WBSS