Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Usyk-Gassiev: Muhammad Ali's Wife To Present The Trophy

Lonnie Ali, the wife of the late heavyweight icon Muhammad Ali, will present the winner of the World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Final with the Muhammad Ali Trophy, The Greatest Prize in Boxing.

“Since this is the first Ali Trophy ever presented and as a part of Muhammad’s legacy in boxing, I am proud to be here to represent the Ali family, WBC and its president Mauricio Sulaiman,” said Lonnie Ali.

The tournament awards the winner with the coveted Muhammad Ali Trophy, and this Saturday sees the first ever Ali Trophy champion crowned in what is being touted as a potential Fight-of-the-Year candidate.

usyk-gassiev (11)

Lonnie Ali will be guest of honour while watching the historic Usyk-Gassiev final live at the Olimpiyskiy Sports Complex and after the fight reveal and award the winner with the trophy.

“Muhammad would have been proud to see one of these champions being rewarded with the trophy that carries his name,” said Ali.

Kalle Sauerland, Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer:

“Muhammad Ali being our ambassador is the greatest honour of all, having his wife present the first Ali Trophy in Moscow will make this ceremony one of the most emotional moments ever seen in a boxing ring.”

Muhammad Ali died 3 June 2016, but his ideals in and outside the ring are a standard to live by, and the World Boxing Super Series has been designed to honour Ali, his accomplishments, and legacy.

Crowning new champions each year and celebrating boxer’s skills serves as a fitting reminder as to how much Muhammad Ali contributed to the sport.

The Ali Trophy Cruiserweight Final is guaranteed to produce fireworks with the winner becoming the first boxer ever to win the Muhammad Ali Trophy and unify the cruiserweight titles in the four belt era.

The belts on the line will be the WBO, WBC, IBF and WBA Super and RING Magazine’s vacant cruiserweight championship strap.

20,000 spectators are expected for the final and over 250 journalists from all over the world will cover the event.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by ShoulderRoll on 07-21-2018

[QUOTE=Bronxie;18955413]Came on to Boxing Scene to get hyped for the fight... This is the only thread on the front page. Am I missing something? Huge fight.[/QUOTE] The fight is not being televised in the U.S. so there is a lack…

Comment by Bronxie on 07-21-2018

Came on to Boxing Scene to get hyped for the fight... This is the only thread on the front page. Am I missing something? Huge fight.

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 07-21-2018

The countdown to a glorious match up with epic proportion's is upon are very own viewing pleasure with absolute honor to be able to be a spectator! I like both fighters and it's a shame one has to lose in…

Comment by MulaKO on 07-21-2018

[QUOTE=K Man;18955296]You think Putin will show up ?[/QUOTE] Do you mean the same man on Time magazine? Or will the real Putin stand up Maybe fugh nut Trump shows up Wow what a mess Dazn should pick this chit up…

Comment by K Man on 07-21-2018

You think Putin will show up ?

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (5)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Judging The Judges: Kambosos-Bey Scorecard Analysis Teofimo Lopez Destroys Richard Commey in Two Crawford: I'm Not Ducking Anyone From PBC or Top Rank! Lomachenko To Lopez: Welcome To My Club, See You In April! Crawford Drops, Batters Kavaliauskas For Stoppage Tyson Fury In Process Of Replacing Trainer Ben Davison Michael Conlan Avenges Olympic Loss To Vladimir Nikitin Edgar Berlanga Gets Big KO, Kambosos Edges Bey Michael Hunter: I've Got Tyson Fury's Number - I'd Stop Him! Diego De La Hoya Decisions Renson Robles Over Ten Rounds Pacquiao Receives Degree From University of Makati Lomachenko, Teofimo Lopez Come Together - Up Next? Roger Gutierrez Wins Decision, Cristian Baez Battered in Shocker Crawford vs. Kavaliauskas - CompuBox Punch Stats Crawford vs. Kavaliauskas - Official Scorecards Crawford Drops Kavaliauskas Three Times, Stops Him in Nine Crawford vs. Kavaliauskas - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Teofimo Lopez Crushes Richard Commey in Two For IBF Title Richard Commey-Teofimo Lopez - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Michael Conlan Gets Revenge, Decisions Vladimir Nikitin Michael Conlan-Vladimir Nikitin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Josue Vargas Beats Up Noel Murphy, Wins Unanimous Decision Porter: I Believe Manny Pacquiao Is More Defining Fight For Me Commey: Lopez Will Learn The Hard Way How Badly I've Wanted This Fight Berlanga Batters Nunez, Extends 1st-Round KO Streak To 13 Julian Rodriguez Drops Mendez In First, Cruises To Points Win DiBella: Teofimo's A Great Prospect, But Not Ready For Commey Teofimo Lopez: I'm Coming To Destroy Everyone's Dreams! Kambosos Drops Mickey Bey In 10th; Wins By Split Decision Bolotniks, Conroy, Michel, Burton Advance in MTK Golden Contract Terence Crawford Claps Back at Critics: They Look Stupid! Jose Ramirez Extends Promotional Pact With Top Rank Commey: I Couldn't Ask For A Bigger Stage Than This Arum Saw Teofimo Lopez as Hidden Gem When He Signed Him Porter On Crawford Fight: Bob Arum Is Jumping The Gun Kavaliauskas: My Draw With Ray Robinson Was 'Bullsh-t' Teofimo Lopez: I Love When People Talk Sh-t, Underestimate Me Arum: The Problem In Boxing Is We Can't Sell Tickets To Fights Conlan: I'm Ready To Go Out There & Destroy Nikitin! IBF Second Day Weights: Commey 144, Lopez 144.4
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement