Back-to-back doubleheader World Boxing Super Series Quarter-Finals in Orlando and New Orleans take place when Rodriguez vs Moloney and Dorticos vs Masternak fight on October 20 at the CFE Arena, Orlando, USA and Prograis vs Flanagan clash at the U.N.O. Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, USA, on October 27.
“We are very much looking forward to our U.S. events,” said Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer, Kalle Sauerland.
“An action-packed package, with four spectacular Ali Trophy quarter-finals, awaits U.S. fight fans when the World Boxing Super Series comes to the United States.”
The Season II Quarter-Finals of the World Boxing Super Series will feature doubleheaders over six fight nights on back-to-back weekends, starting on Sunday October 7 at the Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan.
In Orlando, Oct. 20:
A mandatory challenge between IBF World Bantamweight Champion Emmanuel Rodriguez from Puerto Rico and Australia’s unbeaten Jason Moloney.
"I am ready, I am hungry and prepared to go all the way," said Rodriguez.
"All I am doing is training hard, sparring hard and preparing myself for this bout. I am coming to win this fight, win the whole tournament and bring the trophy back to Puerto Rico."
The second Ali Trophy bout of the night is a cruiserweight clash between Cuban Yunier Dorticos and Poland’s Mateusz Masternak.
Miami-based Dorticos was one of the most exciting participants of the inaugural season of the World Boxing Super Series, and the KO artist believes he will win 200 lb division this season.
“The first season was great with its ups and downs and taught me a lot,” said Dorticos.
“I am now a different fighter and will show all my fans in the U.S. and boxing fans around the world what ‘The KO Doctor’ is all about. I am looking forward to taking home the Ali Trophy with me this season!”
In New Orleans, Oct. 27:
American Regis Prograis vs Terry Flanagan from England for the WBC Diamond Title, the second Ali Trophy quarter-final will be announced in due course.
Prograis was born and raised in New Orleans - the city is tattooed across his chest. ’Rougarou’ is looking forward to begin his quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy in familiar surroundings. Prograis beat Argentinian Juan Jose Velasco in New Orleans in July to enter the WBSS and is now bringing back big-time boxing to The Big Easy.
"I’m very excited to fight again at home in New Orleans," said Prograis.
"I know what to expect and the people of New Orleans, my biggest supporters, know what to expect. It will be a very special night on October 27th,” said Prograis.
"This will be a great season of the World Boxing Super Series for the fans and the fighters participating."