Check out some of the best quotes we have received from across the globe from boxers, ex-boxers, and ambassadors of the sport on WBSS Season III.
Jane Couch MBE, Britain’s first licensed female boxer and former five-time Champion: “I want to send a massive, massive shout-out to the World Boxing Super Series for doing great things for women’s boxing. Massive luck in Season III and good luck to all.“
Regina Halmich, Germany’s former Flyweight Champion and Hall of Fame member: “This is very good news for women’s boxing. It was about time that my sport gets more credit. I really believe this will be a great tournament. I’m looking forward to great fights and new superstars.
Callum Smith, Britain’s WBSS Season I Super-Middleweight Champion:
“It’s good to see the women get a chance to lift the trophy this season. I want to wish everyone involved a massive good luck. I’m looking forward to watching a great tournament.”
David Haye, Britain’s former unified Cruiserweight World Champion, and WBA Heavyweight Champion: “If there was ever a heavyweight champion who would be proud to present this to the females it is Muhammad Ali himself – his daughter Laila one of the greatest to have ever done it herself. And we have got some amazing female fighters that are gonna be wanting to put their name up there in lights at such a prestigious tournament.”
Cecilia Comunales, Uruguay’s former WBA Lightweight World Champion:
“I’m excited about giving women the chance to box in such a tournament. It shows that women’s boxing continues to grow. Because there is great gender inequality, and such a tournament gives women boxing the opportunity to spread and even out some of the inequality.
Hanna Gabriels, Costa Rica’s WBO Light Heavyweight World champion and WBC Heavyweight titlist: “I just want to give a heads up to the World Boxing Super Series for embracing a celebrating the role of women in this
amazing sport. I’m looking forward to a great event, and that the fan base can have an amazing time. I can’t wait.”
Klara Svensson, Sweden’s former WBC Interim Welter World Champion: “I’m really excited about the news that the World Boxing Super Series is going to be female Season number three. It’s definitely about time. I think the WBSS is a great format, it’s exactly was professional boxing needs; best ver-sus best, boxing at its greatest. Now we are going to have female fighters out there getting their names out.”
Eva Voraberger, Austria’s former WBC Champion: “Great idea to have a woman’s tournament for the Ali Trophy. Women will show they can deliver the big fights! I can’t wait to watch the fights.”
April Adams, Australia’s WBO Super Bantam Title contender: “I’m so excited that the World Boxing Super Series is back. Season III is looking to change the face of boxing for women at all levels. Women’s boxing is only getting better and this is where it’s going to explode. Thank you for supporting women’s boxing in the biggest way imaginable.”
Rachel Donaire, Filipino-American, wife, and head trainer of multiple World Champion Nonito Donaire:
“I want to send huge congratulations to the WBSS for trailblazing yet again and putting women’s boxing on the map. I can’t wait to see the new Season III focusing on women’s boxing and woman holding up that Muhammad Ali Trophy.”
Clerles Amorim, boxer and owner of boxing school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: “I see more and more women starting boxing, and a WBSS women’s tournament will only make the interest even greater for women to take up the noble art. I’m really looking forward to watching the tournament.”
Announcement on the Season III roster and schedule will be made in due course, in the meantime check the new WBSS webpage and social channels for updates.