The World Boxing Council have revealed some of the stipulations that will feature in the forthcoming Evander Holyfield promoted Jose Sulaiman Invitational welterweight tournament.
Eight boxers from the WBC Top 40 rankings will participate in the format, which will be over ten rounds in the quarter and semi-finals before a twelve round finale.
The winner will then go on to fight for the WBC title at some point in the future.
Included among the unique aspects set forth for the tournament are as follows;
–Boxing fans will be given the opportunity to help determine the seeding of each fighter. The WBC will provide their rankings of the top eight, which will account for 50% of the consideration; boxing fans will be able to vote for seeding and first-round matchups through The Real Deal Boxing social media and that will account for the other 50%.
–Depending on the number of qualified applicants, the same process will apply for the selection of the two back-up boxers.
–Development and implementation of a standardized scoring process that clearly defines how the judges should score each bout.
–Additional judges to minimize margin of error. A fourth judge will be placed at ringside and a fifth judge will be placed in front of a TV monitor with no audio commentary. All five judges’ scorecards will be used if the fight goes the distance.
–Employment of an Open Scoring concept to allow fighters the knowledge if they are winning or losing a fight.
–Assignment of Neutral and Experienced Judges throughout the tournament.
Further details on tickets and the telecast network will be announced shortly.