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Troyanovsky, Taylor, Yigit, Relikh & Ivan Baranchyk confirmed for Super Lightweight tournament

Troyanovsky ready to compete for WBA World Title and Ali Trophy.

The WBA Super-Lightweight World Championship will be contested between Kiryl Relikh and his WBA Mandatory Eduard Troyanovsky in one of the quarter-finals of the World Boxing Super Series after the Russian former World Champion has entered the tournament.

38-year-old Eduard Troyanovsky (27-1, 24 KOs) from Omsk, Russia previously held the IBF and IBO titles and now has the chance to become a world champion again and win the Muhammad Ali Trophy in the Super-Lightweight edition of the World Boxing Super Series.


“I am very happy to take part in the tournament,” said Troyanovsky. “The Muhammad Ali Trophy is something really special for any boxer in the world, maybe it could be more prestigious than championship belts because not everyone can get this trophy,” said Troyanovsky.

‘The Eagle’ made his professional debut in 2009, he has impressed ever since with his massive KO power and is entering the quest for the Ali Trophy with great confidence.

“My motivation to win is my biggest advantage in the tournament,” continued the Russian fighter.

“We are very happy to announce a world title fight between a current and a former world champion,” said Kalle Sauerland, Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer. “These are two amazing KO-artists. The Bantamweight tournament will be exceptional and we will announce further high-profile names very soon.”

Three weight classes will feature in Season II of the World Boxing Super Series with two categories, Bantamweight and Super Lightweight, already announced.

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Undefeated WBC Super-Lightweight Mandatory Josh ‘The Tartan Tornado’ Taylor from Edinburgh, Scotland is ready for the 140lb edition of the World Boxing Super Series.

“I am delighted to have had to the opportunity to join the competition,” said Taylor. “It’s a great chance for me to become world champion with multiple organisations. It is also a great honour to fight for the Ali trophy. In honour of the greatest boxer of all times.”

Known as the ‘The Tartan Tornado’ for his all-action style 27-year-old Taylor (13-0, 11 KOs) turned professional in 2015 after a successful amateur career culminating with the gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the light welterweight division.

In June 2018, Taylor fought former WBC Super-Lightweight World Champion, Viktor Postol of Ukraine and scored a dominant unanimous decision win, meaning that he was placed in the mandatory spot for the WBC World Title.

Three weight classes will feature in Season II of the World Boxing Super Series with two categories, Bantamweight and Super Lightweight, already announced.

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The IBF Super-Lightweight Championship will be contested between Anthony Yigit and his IBF Mandatory Ivan Baranchyk in one of the quarter-finals of the World Boxing Super Series after both fighters enter the tournament.

26-year-old Yigit ( 21-0-1, 7 KOs) from Sweden competed at the London 2012 Olympics losing by a single point to eventual silver medallist Denys Berinchyk. He is the EBU European Super-Lightweight Champion and IBF Mandatory and is now bringing his explosive and entertaining style to the World Boxing Super Series.

“It’s a great opportunity and I’m honored to have been chosen to fight among the best in the division,” said Yigit.

“This Ali Trophy tournament is a great example of how boxing should be promoted: the best fighting the best. That’s where I want to be and these are the fighters I want to face!”

25-year-old Ivan Baranchyk (18-0, 11 KOs) from Belarus is an IBF Mandatory, comes from a solid amateur career and he won the world championship as a junior in 2009. As a professional, he has lived up to his ‘The Beast” moniker.

“I am really happy to be a part of the tournament because there are chances to take all the titles and show everyone that I am the best in the division,” said Baranchyk.

“My nature, effort and my love of boxing will help me to get the Ali Trophy.”

Three weight classes will feature in Season II of the World Boxing Super Series with two categories, Bantamweight and Super-Lightweight, already announced.

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WBA World Champion Kiryl Relikh is the first announced fighter for the 140lb edition of the second season of the World Boxing Super Series.

28-year-old Relikh (22-2, 19 KOs) from Baranovichi, Belarus and fighting out of Minsk won the vacant WBA 140-pound title in March with a one-sided unanimous decision victory over Cuba’s two-division titleholder Rances Barthelemy.

Relikh is known for his come-forward style and power and he is determined to take home the Muhammad Ali Trophy.

“The World Boxing Super Series is getting the best facing the best which is precisely what is needed in our sport,” said Relikh.

“I am focused on preparing the best that I can to achieve the dream of winning the Muhammad Ali Trophy. The holder of the trophy will be a superstar in the game.”

Said Kalle Sauerland, Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer: “We are thrilled to announce our first gladiator for the Super Lightweight edition of next season’s battle for the Muhammad Ali Trophy. Relikh is a bona fide champion, a heavy-handed KO artist and the first of many world-class fighters in the Super Lightweight pool.”

Three weight classes will feature in Season II of the World Boxing Super Series with two categories, Bantamweight and Super Lightweight, already announced.

Further details on Season II, the 2018/2019 season of the World Boxing Super Series, will be announced in the coming days and weeks.

Fighters announced:

Bantamweight:

Ryan Burnett, WBA Super World Bantamweight Champion

Emmanuel Rodriguez, IBF World Bantamweight Champion

Zolani Tete, WBO World Bantamweight Champion

Jason Moloney, IBF Mandatory

Super-Lightweight:

Kiryl Relikh, WBA World Super Lightweight Champion

Anthony Yigit, European Champion and IBF Mandatory

Ivan Baranchyk, IBF Mandatory

Josh Taylor, WBC Mandatory

Eduard Troyanovsky, WBA Mandatory

Further details on Season II, the 2018/2019 season of the World Boxing Super Series, will be announced in the coming days and weeks.

Super Lightweights confirmed for Season II of the World Boxing Super Series

The exciting 140lb division will feature in the second season of the World Boxing Super Series and the quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy.

“We are very delighted to announce Super Lightweight as our second weight class of the upcoming season,” said Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer, Kalle Sauerland.

“Super Lightweight is without a doubt one of the most action-packed weight divisions in boxing and we have a sensational line-up to be announced.”

Three weight classes will feature in Season II of the World Boxing Super Series with two categories, Bantamweight and Super Lightweight, already announced.