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20 NOVEMBER 2018

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Usyk Vs Gassiev Cruiserweight Final To Take Place In Moscow


The World Boxing Super Series final and unification bout between Aleksandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs) and Murat Gassiev (26-0, 19 KOs), will take place on Saturday July 21 at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex in Moscow, Russia.

 

Comosa AG is very happy to announce a date and venue for the spectacular Cruiserweight Final. The Olimpiysky Sports Complex in Moscow will provide an amazing location for the first Ali Trophy Final in history with two supremely gifted athletes with rare opportunity to write history.

 

Plans to hold the final of the inaugural season in May had to be revised after Usyk declared that he had sustained an elbow injury during his training camp. The injury was checked by Comosa approved medical staff who agreed with the extent of the injury and recovery timeframe. This meant that the cruiserweight final date, and therefore venue, had to be moved.

 

The mouthwatering final will be a key event during a weekend of boxing activities in the Russian capital in celebration of International Boxing Day after Comosa were invited to bring and supervise the first final of The Greatest Prize in Boxing - The Ali Trophy - to the festival of pugilism.

 

Russian Boxing Federation Secretary General, Umar Kremlev: “I am very glad that the long negotiations ended with this decision: we will have the final of the World Boxing Super Series in Cruiserweight in Moscow. We are waiting for a beautiful and spectacular fight performed by Aleksandr and Murat. I am confident that this fight will be one of the best in the current decade.”

 

Aleksandr Usyk:

“I am once again traveling to the territory of the rival. I did it with success in the quarter- and semi-final and now I am going to Moscow to win!”

 

Murat Gassiev:

“I was ready to fight Usyk anywhere in the world. I am sure Usyk and I will make a great fight. The winner takes it all!”

 

 

The winner in Moscow on July 21 will be the first one ever to take home the Muhammad Ali Trophy.

The first cruiserweight ever to unify the titles in the four-belt era.




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