World Boxing Super Series kicks off in style as quarter-finals are set during draft gala in Monaco

The drama in Monaco unfolded when the super-middleweights were called onto the stage. As the top seed, WBA Super Champion George Groves had four opponents to choose from. He picked British rival Jamie Cox for a “domestic dust-up.” Second-seeded Callum Smith then selected Swedish sensation Erik Skoglund, with the WBC Diamond Championship on the line due to Smith´s status as the WBC´s top-ranked challenger. The third seed was given to the winner of next week´s showdown between Chris Eubank Jr. and Arthur Abraham. With both fighters in training, this pairing was represented by Chris Eubank Senior, who chose “The Dentist” Avni Yildirim. This set the stage for the fourth quarter-final between fourth-seed Juergen Braehmer and undefeated US challenger Rob Brant.

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World Boxing Super Series to feature Cruiserweight and Super Middleweight Divisions in Season 1 – Enrollment begins on May 15


Comosa AG, the organiser of boxing´s first global knock-out tournament, is delighted to announce that the inaugural season of the World Boxing Super Series will feature the fiercely-competitive cruiserweight and super middleweight divisions. In each weight class, eight fighters will battle it out in a bracket-style elimination tournament. The last man standing will receive the GREATEST prize in boxing, the Muhammad Ali Trophy.

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DAVIS vs WALSH CONFIRMED FOR LONDON COPPER BOX ON MAY 20th

FLOYD MAYWEATHER HOSTS LONDON PRESS CONFERENCE ALONGSIDE FRANK WARREN TO ANNOUNCE GERVONTA DAVIS VS. LIAM WALSH BLOCKBUSTER

Baltimore’s Gervonta Davis will make the first defence of his IBF Super-Featherweight crown against undefeated Cromer hero Liam Walsh at London’s Copper Box Arena on Saturday 20th May, live on BT Sport and BoxNation.

Davis, known as simply ‘The Tank’ for his brutal knockout power, spectacularly announced himself as boxing’s next superstar with an unforgettable seventh round stoppage win over former Champion Jose Pedraza in January and is relishing making the first defence of his crown on foreign soil.

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MARCH ROUND CARD GIRL OF THE MONTH: RACHEL WILLIAMS

Esteemed honour relaunched

Many years ago, fistic publications such as Boxing Illustrated (later International Boxing Digest) would feature a round card girl of the month within their pages.

Slip & Counter is proud to bring this tradition back with our inaugural ring girl of the month for March 2017, from the fighting city of Liverpool: 23 year-old Rachel Williams.

Rachel Williams (right) at a Frank Warren show in Liverpool (photo: Slip & Counter)

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