Team Usyk has informed Comosa AG that Mr Usyk suffered a minor elbow injury whilst training for his World Boxing Super Series Final against Murat Gassiev, for the Muhammad Ali Trophy.
It has been confirmed by all parties, including Comosa AG appointed independent medical staff, that Mr Usyk is unavailable for the scheduled date of the event, May 11th.
As such, the May 11th event, due to take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has been postponed.
Comosa AG is working in partnership with Team Usyk and Team Gassiev as well as Sela Sport, the local event organisers, to establish a new date for the event.
Comosa AG wishes Mr Usyk a good and speedy recovery. Further information on the rescheduling of the Final will be released in due course.
In the meantime, Comosa AG looks forward to announcing the weight classes that the World Boxing Super Series will employ for Season 2 of the Ali Trophy. Fans can expect to find out the divisions in the coming weeks.
IN OTHER NEWS: It’s been decades since area boxing fans have been able to watch live bouts in Oshkosh. But, boxing returns to the city April 28 with three title fights at Menominee Nation Arena. “The Undisputable Truth” night of championship boxing starts at 7 p.m.
In the main event, Duarn “The Storm” Vue, the first Hmong boxing champion in history, takes on Nehomar Cermeno of Venezuela for the World Boxing Association (WBA) Intercontinental Featherweight Championship. The social media announcement of Vue’s fight went viral in the last couple of weeks, with thousands of fans sharing the post, a testament to his popularity in and out of the ring.
The evening’s two other title fights also feature stars from McFarland, Wis.-based Supreme Hits: Deonte “Bomaye” Wilson, defending his World Boxing Federation (WBF) Super Lighweight USA Championship, and Cesar Ruiz, looking to take the WBF North American Junior Regional Middleweight Championship.
The event includes eight fights in eight weight classes, including heavyweight. World champion boxing legend Cory Spinks also will make a special appearance.
Menominee Nation Arena has just announced availability of VIP packages. Get four VIP tickets for $400, which include ringside seats; exclusive access to the pre-fight weigh-in Friday evening, April 27; and a VIP pre-party from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. the afternoon of the fight.
General admission tickets start at $33. Tickets may be purchased at the Menominee Nation box office or www.menomineenationarena.com.