Press Release: WBA bantamweight super champion Ryan Burnett (Northern Ireland) vs. Nonito Donaire (Philippines) and Josh Taylor (Scotland) vs. Ryan Martin (United States) will headline a World Boxing Super Series event on November 3rd at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland. “I cannot wait for November 3rd in Glasgow,” said Taylor about his hometown assignment. “I’m delighted to be boxing in Scotland in front of my home fans. On November 3rd, the Scots will get to see the World Boxing Super Series show come to town and I will put on a winning performance to keep them singing.”
“My team and I believe I can win the Muhammad Ali Trophy and both World Title belts and the first step on that journey is in Glasgow against Ryan Martin. I will be ready.”
In an Ali Trophy Bantamweight Quarter-Final No 1 seed Ryan Burnett and Nonito 'The Filipino Flash' Donaire face off for the WBA ‘Unified’ World Championship and the WBC Diamond Title.
“Donaire is a great fighter,” said Burnett. “I have always admired him, but now I must prepare to beat him. I am someone who wants to prove I am the best by beating the best. The WBSS has given me the opportunity to achieve that dream.”
Comosa's Chief Boxing Officer, Kalle Sauerland: "There are some big UK boxing nights in 2018 but this doubleheader has so much depth and quality. It’s what the WBSS is all about," said Sauerland. "Following on in the UK from Groves vs Eubank Jr in Manchester it’s great to bring the biggest show in boxing to Scotland. In addition, we will have a massive UK undercard to complete the fireworks."
The Season II Quarter-Finals of the World Boxing Super Series will feature doubleheaders over six fight nights on back-to-back weekends, starting on Sunday, October 7 at the Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan.
Dates and venues for the six weeks of Ali Trophy quarter-final action this autumn:
1. October 7th, Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan - Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals:
Naoya Inoue (Japan) vs. Juan Carlos Payano (Dominican Republic)
WBA Regular Bantamweight Championship &
Kiryl Relikh (Belarus) vs. Eduard Troyanovsky (Russia).
WBA 140-pound Championship
2. October 13th - Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals TBD
3. October 20th, CFE Arena, Orlando, USA - Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals:
Emmanuel Rodriguez (Puerto Rico) vs. Jason Moloney (Australia)
IBF Bantamweight Championship
Yunier Dorticos (Cuba) vs. Mateusz Masternak (Poland), cruiserweight Quarter-Final
4. October 27th, U.N.O. Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, USA - Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals:
Regis Prograis (United States) vs. Terry Flanagan (England)
WBC interim title
& asecond New Orleans quarter-final will be announced in the coming weeks.
5. November 3rd, SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland - Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals:
Ryan Burnett (Northern Ireland) vs. Nonito Donaire (Philippines)
WBA super bantamweight championship;
Josh Taylor (Scotland) vs. Ryan Martin (United States)