World Boxing News will be scoring live on site tonight as Aleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev battle it out for the first ever Muhammad Ali Trophy.
The victor, not only will take home the inaugural World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight crown but no less than four versions of the world championship and The Ring Magazine belt.
Usyk brings the WBC and WBO straps into the bargain, whilst Gassiev holds the IBF and WBA versions after both defeated champions in the semi-finals.
Gassiev holds home advantage for the clash at the Olimpiyskiy in Moscow, although Usyk is still regarded as the slight favourite after picking up two Olympic Gold medals in the amateur ranks and looking slick since moving into the paid code.
His Russian opponent, nicknamed ‘Iron’, is trained by Gennady Golovkin’s coach Abel Sanchez and had solid power to fall back on if Usyk gains the upper hand in tactics.
The fight should be a barnstormer and potentially a Fight of the Year contender, with the winner tipped to then move up to for a run in the heavyweight division.
Log on to the World Boxing News website from around 5pm ET / 10pm UK / 12am local time (Moscow) to follow how the fight unfolds live
The co-feature sees none other than the current queen of women’s boxing, pound for pound number one Cecilia Braekhus putting her WBC, IBF, IBO, WBO, and WBA welterweight belts up for grabs versus Inna Sagaydakovskaya.
In the super middleweight division, Fedor Chudinov takes on Nadjib Mohammedi, whilst Andrey Sirotkin will battle Vladimir Shishkin in the same weight class.
A middleweight offering sees Magomed Madiev and Marcelo Caceres go one-on-one, whilst former world champion Denis Shafikov squares off against Jhon Gemino in a super-featherweight contest.
The vacant Russian super welterweight title will be contested when undefeated Konstantin Ponomarev takes on 6-0 Sergey Vorobiev, whilst WBSS cruiserweight semi-finalist Mairis Briedis will also participate in a ten-rounder against Brandon Deslaurier.
Serhii Bohachuk v Nikolozi Gviniashvili and Shakhabas Makhmudov v Malkhaz Sujashvili round off the bill, both at super welterweight.
12 – WBC/IBF/WBA/WBO cruiserweight titles
Oleksandr Usyk v Murat Gassiev
12 – super middleweight
Fedor Chudinov v Nadjib Mohammedi
12 – super middleweight
Andrey Sirotkin v Vladimir Shishkin
12 – middleweight
Magomed Madiev v Marcelo Fabian Caceres
10×2 – Women’s WBC/IBF/IBO/WBO/WBA welterweight titles
Cecilia Braekhus v Inna Sagaydakovskaya
10 – super featherweight
Denis Shafikov v Jhon Gemino
10 – vacant Russian super welterweight title
Konstantin Ponomarev v Sergey Vorobiev
10 – cruiserweight
Mairis Briedis v Brandon Deslaurier
8 – super welterweight
Serhii Bohachuk v Nikolozi Gviniashvili
4 – super welterweight
Shakhabas Makhmudov v Malkhaz Sujashvili
Germany 11pm / UK – 10pm / US and Canada – 5pm / Russia 12am (22nd)
For viewers in the UK – Usyk vs Gassiev will be available to watch live as a Pay Per View Event from 7pm through ITV Box Office. Viewers will able to watch via their Sky or VirginMedia set-top boxes, PlayStation Store or by registering with TVPlayer for access via a range of other devices. More details are available at itvboxoffice.com.
In the US, Klowd TV will broadcast as a one-off event on Pay-Per-View, whilst Super Channel will broadcast in Canada and 7Sport take the reigns in Germany.