The World Boxing Super Series is focusing on putting together a “hot” heavyweight tournament that would force the big names of the division to duke it out, according to promoter Kalle Sauerland.
The Muhammad Ali trophy and the IBF championship are at stake in the final of the cruiserweight tournament between Mairis Briedis and Yuniel Dorticos on Saturday night at 10pm, live on Sky Sports Main Event.
The winner joins Oleksandr Usyk, Callum Smith, Josh Taylor and Naoya Inoue as World Boxing Super Series victors before attention turns to a heavyweight edition.
A clash of styles should create a thrilling fight. Expect Dorticos to rely on his five-inch reach advantage and cardio to constantly offload his jab and 1-2 combination to wear Briedis down but the Latvian should use awkward movement to get off the centre line to offload a potential knockout blow.
Full Card (DAZN, 3:00 pm ET)
- Mairis Briedis (26-1, 19 KO) vs Yuniel Dorticos (24-1, 22 KO), cruiserweights, 12 rounds
- Dennis Radovan (13-0-1, 6 KO) vs Nuhu Lawal (27-7, 15 KO), middleweights, 10 rounds
- Leon Bunn (15-0, 8 KO) vs Timo Laine (27-13, 11 KO), light heavyweights, 8 rounds
- Sophie Allisch (5-0, 1 KO) vs Edina Kiss (15-13, 9 KO), featherweights, 8 rounds