A host of 140 pounders in the frame as WBSS super-lightweight tournament is confirmed

The likes of Josh Taylor, Regis Prograis, Jose Ramirez, Maurice Hooker and Kiryl Relikh will be on red alert after the World Boxing Super Series announced a second weight class for the forthcoming Season 2.

Beginning with a gala draw in the coming weeks, the WBSS will aim to shine a spotlight on the super-lightweight division over the next ten months.

In a release on Tuesday, Comosa AG confirmed the next division adding to the already confirmed bantamweights.

“Super Lightweights are confirmed for Season II of the World Boxing Super Series,” said a WBSS statement.

“The exciting 140lb division will feature in the second season of the World Boxing Super Series and the quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy.”

Adding to the confirmation, Kalle Sauerland said: “We are very delighted to announce Super Lightweight as our second weight class of the upcoming season.

“Super Lightweight is without a doubt one of the most action-packed weight divisions in boxing and we have a sensational line-up to be announced.”

Three weight classes will feature in Season II of the World Boxing Super Series with two categories, Bantamweight and Super Lightweight, already announced.

Further details on Season II, the 2018/2019 season of the World Boxing Super Series, will be announced in the coming days and weeks.

Other names including Eduard Troyanovsky, Anthony Yigit, Jack Catterall, Robbie Davies Jnr and Rances Barthelemy could now be considered for the competition.