The World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament quarter-finals round concludes today when former two-time world light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs) meets undefeated American challenger Rob “Bravo” Brant 22-0, 15 KOs), airing exclusively in Canada on Super Channel, live from Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany.
The “Braehmer vs. Brant” card, starting at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT,caps a sensational live quarterfinals coverage of the WBSS tournament for Canadian boxing fans, exclusively on Canada’s boxing destination network, Super Channel, which acquired the rights in Canada to broadcast the World Boxing Super Series from MP & Silva, a leading international media company that provides media rights, digital, technology and sponsorship services.
The Braehmer-Brant winner will advance to the WBSS semifinals early next year for a world title shot against unbeaten Brit Callum “Mundo” Smith (23-0, 17 KOs), who last month won a 12-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Erik Skoglund (26-1, 12 KOs), of Sweden, in their WBSS quarterfinals match.
Five exciting matches on the “Braehmer vs. Brant” card, promoted by Sauerland Event, will air in Canada exclusively on Super Channel. The Braehmer vs. Brant 12-round main event is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT.
TODAY’S WBSS LINE-UP ON SUPER CHANNEL
MAIN EVENT – 12 ROUNDS / WBSS SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT QUARTERFINALS
Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs), Germany 75,7 kg ( 166.8 lbs.)
Rob Brant (22-0, 15 KOs), USA 75,3 kg (166 lbs.)
CO-FEATURE – WSBB SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS SUBSTITUTE FIGHT – 12 ROUNDS
Vincent Feigenbutz (26-2, 23 KOs), Germany
Gaston Alejandro Vega (27-11-2, 11 KOs), Argentina
MIDDLEWEIGHTS — 8 ROUNDS
Abdul Khattab (15-2, 4 KOs), Denmark
Ronny Mittag (30-2-1, 15 KOs), Germany
HEAVYWEIGHTS – 6 ROUNDS
Filip Hrgovic (1-0, 1 KO), Croatia, 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist
Pavel “Pablo” Sour (6-0, 5 KOs), Czech Republic
HEAVYWEIGHTS – 6 ROUNDS
Kem Ljungquist (1-0, 1 KO), Denmark
Revaz Karelishvill (8-2, 7 KOs), Georgia
(All fights and fighters are subject to change)
All WBSS fights will also be available on Super Channel On Demand.
Super Channel has recently aired major boxing events live like Brook vs. Spence Jr., Pacquiao-Horn, Eubank, Jr. vs. Abraham, Lomachenko vs.Marriaga and Crawford vs. Indongo.
To watch all the World Boxing Super Series action live, as well as more exciting boxing to come, fight fans in Canada can contact their local cable provider to subscribe to Super Channel and all that it offers, including premium series, movies and much more, for as low as $9.95 per month.
Braehmer and Brant on the scales in Schwerin
Hometown hero Juergen Braehmer (75,7 kg) (48-3, 35 KOs) and Rob Brant (75,3 kg) (22-0, 15 KOs) are ready for Saturday’s Ali Trophy quarter-final in Schwerin, Germany.
“I am very confident that I will win tomorrow,” said Brant. “Whether the fight was in Dallas, New York or here in Germany I would feel very confident. A victory will help boost my name in the sport,” said the 27-year-old American.
“I can’t predict when I am going to get the victory. Whether it’s in the second round or 12th round, I will get the victory.”
Former two-time world champion, 39-year-old Juergen Braehmer, came down from light heavyweight to compete for the Muhammad Ali Trophy in the super middleweight division.
“I haven’t had any problems making weight,“ said Braehmer looking forward to fighting in front of his home crowd.
“I am very proud that the World Boxing Super Series came to Schwerin. I am fit, I am ready and I can’t wait to entertain my fans!”
Tickets for Braehmer vs. Brant at the Sport-und-Kongresshalle in Schwerin are available at eventim.de.
Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs) has respect for Rob Brant (22-0, 15 KOs), but is confident in advancing to the semi-finals after Friday’s Ali Trophy quarter-final clash in Schwerin, Germany. “I have never underestimated an opponent and I will not underestimate Brant either,” said 39-year-old Braehmer at Tuesday’s public workout in Schwerin.
All the seeded fighters in the World Boxing Super Series have won their quarter-finals. Fourth seed super middleweight Braehmer is aiming to do the same, but he takes his upcoming challenge very seriously.
“Brant has won the Golden Gloves tournament as an amateur and the three other seeded fighters in the World Boxing Super Series, who could choose their opponents, obviously didn’t want him as an opponent. That speaks for itself and I am not taking anything for granted.”
“I feel good, in great shape and I am ready to show that I still have what it takes to be the best. I predict a tough night for Brant.”
Braehmer, a former two-time light-heavyweight world champion, is looking forward to fighting in front of his hometown fans in Schwerin.
“You can really feel that people are looking forward to the fight and the event. The expectations are great. I am glad that we could get an international format like the World Boxing Super Series to Schwerin. This city loves boxing!”
27-year-old Brant from Dallas, Texas, agreed at today’s public workout:
“You can really feel the interest for the fight in this beautiful city. I will disappoint a lot of people because I am here to beat Braehmer. I don’t like to look beyond any opponent, but I strongly believe that I can win the super middleweight division of the World Boxing Super Series and take home the Muhammad Ali Trophy.”
Tickets for Braehmer vs. Brant are available at the Sport-und-Kongresshalle in Schwerin are available at event