George Groves, Chris Eubank Jr. WBSS bouts head to ITV Box Office

WBSS 05/09/2017

MP & Silva have announced a media rights agreement with ITV to showcase the inaugural 2017/18 season of the World Boxing Super Series starting September 9.

ITV will exclusively cover 16 elite boxers competing across 14 different Fight Nights all over the world to see who will claim the Muhammad Ali Trophy.

The Super Middleweight and Cruiserweight tournaments will be shown on a combination of ITV’s free-to-air and pay-per-view platforms with the second Quarter-Final Fight Night featuring Callum Smith vs. Erik Skoglund from Liverpool’s Echo Arena to be shown live on ITV4 on September 16.

The World Boxing Super Series will be of more particular interest to the British audience this season with Chris Eubank Jr. fighting Turkish Avni Yildirim and the all British duel between George Groves and Jamie Cox at The SSE Arena, Wembley in October both being shown on ITV Box Office.

The deal begins on September 9 in the cruiserweight division when Oleksandr Usyk fights Marco Huck in a current versus former world champion clash on free-to-air.

Kalle Sauerland, Chief Boxing Officer said: “It is simply unbelievable that the most loyal boxing fans on the planet – the UK fans – are able to watch every single second of action in the tournament as well as the second to none side programming.”

The World Boxing Super Series is a first of its kind annual boxing tournament, and will bring together the ‘best of the best’ fighters to compete at venues around the world for the Muhammad Ali trophy, The Greatest Prize In Boxing.

A total of 16 elite boxers from two weight classes (Cruiserweight and Super Middleweight) will battle it out on fourteen separate fight nights in a bracket-style elimination tournament – with the winner in each division crowned in May 2018.