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The WBSS dominates 2018 lists of nominees & winners

The WBSS dominates 2018 lists of nominees & winners

7th, January 2019

Comosa AG and the World Boxing Super Series have been honoured with several awards, including Promoter of the Year, by the notable boxing site East Side Boxing, legendary Ring Magazine, Sports Illustrated and Yahoo.com.

The awards are as follows:

East Side Boxing

Winner: Promoter of the Year – Sauerland Promotion/Ringstar Sports/Comosa AG

Winner: Fight of the Year – Murat Gassiev vs Yunier Dorticos (WBSS Season 1 Cruiserweight semi-final)

Winner: Fighter of the Year – Aleksandr Usyk (Ali Trophy Cruiserweight winner)

Winner: KO of the Year – Naoya Inoue KO1 Juan Carlos Payano (WBSS Season 2 Bantamweight quarter-final)

Ring Magazine

Winner: Fighter of the Year – Aleksandr Usyk (Ali Trophy Cruiserweight winner)

Winner: KO of the Year – Naoya Inoue KO1 Juan Carlos Payano (WBSS Season 2 Bantamweight quarter-final)

Yahoo.com

Winner: 2018 Yahoo Sports Boxing Fight of the Year – Murat Gassiev vs Yunier Dorticos (WBSS Season 1 Cruiserweight semi-final)

Winner: 2018 Yahoo Sports Boxer of the Year – Aleksandr Usyk (Ali Trophy Cruiserweight winner)

Sports Illustrated

Winner: 2018 Fighter of the Year – Aleksandr Usyk (Ali Trophy Cruiserweight winner)

 

“We are very happy to receive this massive recognition for a sensational 2018 with the World Boxing Super Series and the quest for the Ali Trophy,” said Kalle Sauerland, Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer. “We are looking forward to this year’s exciting semi-finals and finals. These match-ups have all the ingredients to match or even surpass last year’s achievements.”

In December Comosa AG received the ‘Sports Event of the Year’ award by Riga City Council for 2018’s spectacular 200 lb Ali Trophy semi-final between Aleksandr Usyk and Mairis Briedis in Latvia’s capital.

The finalised dates and venues for the semi-finals of Season II of the World Boxing Super Series are in the making and will be announced in early 2019.

 

WBSS Season 2 Semi-Finals:

Bantamweight

Nonito Donaire vs Zolani Tete

Naoya Inoue vs Emmanuel Rodriguez

Super-Lightweight

Regis Prograis vs Kiryl Relikh

Josh Taylor vs Ivan Baranchyk

Cruiserweight

Mairis Briedis vs Krzysztof Glowacki

Yunier Dorticos vs Andrew Tabiti