Superfighter Heavyweight Championship: "Superfighters" Announced!

18.10.06 - Eight elite heavyweights will collide on December 1 (December 2 at 11AM in Australia) for a $5 million first prize in the "Superfighter" tournament at the Telstra Dome in Melbourne, Australia. The field includes Chris Byrd, Samuel Peter, Calvin Brock, Oliver McCall, Jameel McCline, O'Neal Bell, Juan Carlos Gomez and Tye Fields. Should any fighter drop out, Sinan Samil Sam is set to step in. Brock is commited to fighting in this event, even though he's challenging IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on November 11..

The format will be a one-night, high-intensity heavyweight elimination tournament consisting of four three-minute rounds with only the winner of each bout advancing to the next round. To win the $5 million, the winner will have to defeat three opponents in one day. Total prize money is $6.5 million.

Fighters will use 12-ounce gloves and the wins and losses in the event will not count on the fighters' official records. Open scoring will be used with scores announced at the end of each round. Instant replay will be used by officials to resolve any controversies. The PPV price is $49.95. Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis will provide expert analyst for the PPV telecast. Organizers plan to hold other "Superfighter" events in other weight divisions.

Article posted on 18.10.2006

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