The WBO heavyweight champion of the world, Crimean Oleksandr Usyk will appear in the first season of the boxing Champions League. As reported on July 1 on the official page of Usyk on Facebook, Ukrainian athlete signed a contract with the World Boxing Super Series.
"The contract is signed, and I dreamed of such a tournament, thank God it will happen," wrote Oleksandr Usyk.
According to information, Usyk became the fourth owner of the champion's belt, who will perform in the heavyweights tournament, adding to the trio Murat Gassiev (IBF), Mairis Briedis (WBC) and Yunier Dorticos (WBA Regular). The contracts were also signed by Krzysztof Wlodarczyk and Marco Huck, the report says.
It is also reported that the draw of the 1/4 finals of the World Boxing Super Series will be held on July 8 in Monaco. World champions, including Crimean Oleksandr Usyk, soon will know the names of their opponents from among the candidates.
Quarterfinal matches will be held in September-October, the semi-finals in January-February, and the finals in May.
The winner of the tournament will receive all the belts possessed by participants of the World Boxing Super Series, a prize of $ 10 million and the trophy of Mohammed Ali, according to the Ukrainian boxer's page.