Kalle Sauerland, chief boxing officer for the World Boxing Super Series, has revealed a dream heavyweight tournament for the top division.
Adding the eight-strong list to social media on Friday, fans began salivating at the prospect of the competition.
As expected, four-belt champion Anthony Joshua leads the line-up, alongside WBC ruler Deontay Wilder and lineal title holder Tyson Fury.
Luis Ortiz or Dillian Whyte would then finalize the seeds. Finished off by a trio of the Sauerland’s own Filip Hrgovic and Joseph’s Joyce and Parker.
Daniel Dubois was originally named, but was altered for Joyce ‘due to popular demand’, stated Sauerland.
There’s no place for Kubrat Pulev or cruiserweight WBSS winner Oleksandr Usyk, who recently moved up in weight.
Usyk beat off the best around to claim the 200 pounds plus crown and is now set for a debut at the class in September.
Comments immediately began to make Sauerland’s post one of the hottest of the day.
— Kalle & Nisse Sauerland (@SauerlandBros) May 31, 2019
Many wanted Usyk’s name put forward, whilst some realists made the obvious point that the tournament has little chance of every taking place.
“That would be amazing never going to happen though,” one said.
Other comments included:
“It would never happen. But if it did, with this lot it would take about 12 years to complete the tournament. They’d want plenty of PPVs with inferior opposition between rounds.”
“More chance of the sun falling out the sky than half of those signing up to WBSS! Nice thought though.”
“Imagine it, man, haha. Every division should have this format.”
“Would saturate the PPV market as every single fight could make an argument for PPV. Really not feasible. That being said I would love to see it happen. Money is ruining the HW division.”
JOSHUA v WILDER
WBN has previously offered potential line-ups for a top division battle for the Ali Trophy in what could be the only conceivable way to make the top three face each other.
Politics would sadly never allow it. And sadly, Joshua and Wilder are likely to avoid each other for at least another two years.
Wilder and Fury, on the other hand, still have unfinished business that can hopefully be settled at some point in 2020.