Newly formed “Comosa AG” a boxing event promotion company has announced their initial plan for the “world boxing super series” tournament where 16 boxers across two different weight categories will fight for what could turn into most iconic boxing prize “Muhammad Ali Trophy” and share of $50 million prize money. We have put together all the details announced yet.
The weight classes yet to be announced are likely to be welterweight and middleweight. 8 boxers from each category will start the tournament in bracket format, starting from 4 quarterfinal matches to 2 semifinals and the big final. So thats 14 matches across both weight divisions. The winners of both finals will take home “Muhammad Ali Trophy” and the share of $50 million prize money fund which will be distributed among all 14 boxers depending how and where the finish the tournament.
Eventual winners in both categories can take home around $10 million each while rest of the $30 million will be distributed as guaranteed payments for every boxer in every match.
|Tournament Start & Finish||September 2017 to May 2018|
|Tournament Type||Knockout tournament (bracket style)|
|Weight Divisions||Not Announced Yet (but likely to be welterweight and middleweight considering so much competition available in these two divisions)|
|Eligibility Criteria||Only top-15 ranked boxers in each weight class will be invited|
|Number of boxers||16 in total (8 in each weight division) start the tournament at quarterfinals.|
|How matches are drawn ?||top seed boxers will be able to pick their own first round opponents. Rest will be drawn by inviting top 15 ranked boxers.|
|What is at stake||$50 million total prize money fund which will be distributed among all 16 boxers. Eventual winners will pocket $10 million for winning the final. While rest of the $30 million to be used as guaranteed purse for every match.|
|Who’s Behind this event ?||Newly formed “Comosa AG” backed by some of the biggest boxing promotion companies including Golden Boy and other names like Richard Schaefer and Kalle Sauerland.|
|Venues & Broadcasting||Tournament matches will be played across the world mostly in USA and England. Broadcasting rights will be sold as individual fights not entire tournament.|