The WBSS has received a welcome bit of news today in the form of standout world boxing prospect Josh Taylor getting added to the next installment of the tournament.
Taylor is on the verge of going from prospect to world title challenger at this stage mind you, and could very well land himself a title shot soon in the WBSS.
A man who rises to the occasion and performs better with the stiffer the opposition in front of him, a tournament like the World Boxing Super Series where most of the best fighters from a weight class gather – should suit him down to the ground.
The official news came a short time ago:
CONFIRMED: @JoshTaylorBoxer enters the quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy! ???????
— World Boxing Super Series (@WBSuperSeries) June 30, 2018
Next season’s 140lbs weight class is already heating up with the likes of Kiryl Relikh, Anthony Yigit, and Ivan Baranchyk also already confirmed.
The super-bantamweight weight class for next season’s tournament also has the following fighters confirmed thus far:
- Ryan Burnett, WBA Super World Bantamweight Champion
- Emmanuel Rodriguez, IBF World Bantamweight Champion
- Zolani Tete, WBO World Bantamweight Champion
The WBSS also received further good news recently in terms of US coverage of next season with streaming service DAZN landing the exclusive US broadcast rights for the tournament.