Hellraiser Boxing News | Sauerland Reveals Top Venue Choices For WBSS Semi Finals
Two huge fights in the super middleweights World Boxing Super Series semi finals, and Kalle Sauerland has let slip where they might be held.
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Kalle Sauerland has revealed where the semi finals of the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight tournament might be. The two semi feature three British fighters; George Groves, Chris Eubank Jr and Callum Smith. German Juergen Braehmer makes up the final four, he will be fighting Liverpool's Smith.
The semi finals are set to take place in February 2018, with the final around May. It means the whole tournament will have lasted nine month or so, meaning one round every three months, which is brilliant for fans, and keeps the fighters busy. The Super Six series was beset by injuries, dragging it out, but so far WBSS has been free of them, fingers crossed this remains the case.
Although the venues aren't to made official until next week, Speaking to World Boxing News, Sauerland when pressed said, "For Groves v Eubank Jr. we are looking to hold the fight in London or Manchester,"
WBN pushed the matter, and Sauerland admitted that this meant the O2 in London and Manchester for Groves versus Eubank Jr. Then either the echo Arena in Liverpool or a venue in Germany for the Smith versus Braehmer semi final.
The George Groves fight with Chris Eubank Jr has both Groves' WBA Super world title and Eubank's IBO world title on the line, and is highly anticipated to be a potential classic. Smith's fight against Breahmer slightly less so, but the 39 year old German was dominant in his win over Rob Brant, twelve years his junior.
Apparently the plan is to get the second year of WBSS announced in the early summer and started by late the same season. No word on which weights it will feature yet. But it doesn't take much to imagine what division most fans would want to see.
Posted: 15th Nov 2017
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