Usyk vs. Gassiev - Full World Boxing Super Series Card

By Alexey Sukachev

Russian Boxing Federation announced the official fight card of the biggest Russian boxing event this year – World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final between world champions Olekandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev, produced under the aegis of Comosa AG and taking place at the Olimpiyskiy Sports Arena in Moscow, Russia, on July 21. Complementing the official roster is the official schedule of the WBSS Season Finale.

Leading the card is the third ever fight in boxing history to unify all four universally recognized championship belts (aside of the IBO), i.e. WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO. WBC/WBO champion and TBRB #1 rated cruiserweight Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs) of Ukraine is set to unify against WBA/IBF champion and TBRB #2 200lber Gassiev (26-0, 19 KOs) of Russia in the event of colossal proportions.


There were previously two fights, which involved all four of the major belts: the 2005 showdown between WBC/WBA/WBO/IBF champion Bernard Hopkins and his younger, bitter nemesis Jermain Taylor and the 2017 junior welterweight unification between WBC/WBO champion Terence Crawford and WBA/IBF (and also IBO) titlist Julius Indongo, which resulted in a quick demolition of the latter and grand crowning of Crawford.

Even more titles will be at stake in the co-main event, which will pit long-time P4P #1 female fighter Cecilia Braekhus (33-0, 9 KOs), who holds WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO welterweight crowns, against fellow undefeated but much bigger Russian Inna Sagaydakovskaya (7-0, 3 KOs) in her next defense of the titles.

The full card reads as follows:

1.. Shakhabas Makhmudov (2-0, 2 KOs) vs. Malkhaz Sujashvili (10-2, 8 KOs) – 4 rounds, middleweights

2.. WBC #10 (147 lb) / WBA #14 (147 lb) / IBF #13 (154 lb) Konstantin Ponomarev (34-0, 13 KOs) vs. Sergey Vorobiev (6-0, 6 KOs) – 10 rounds for a vacant Russian light middleweight title

3.. WBA #10 Magomed Madiev (11-0, 4 KOs) vs. Marcelo Fabian Caceres (17-3, 12 KOs) – 12 rounds for WBA Asia middleweight title

4.. Sergey Bogachuk (9-0, 9 KOs) vs. Nikoloz Gviniashvili (19-11-4, 15 KOs) – 8 rounds, light middleweights

5.. WBA #9 Andrey Sirotkin (15-0, 4 KOs) vs. Vladimir Shishkin (6-0, 3 KOs) – 12 rounds for WBA I/C super middleweight title

6.. WBC #13 Denis Shafikov (39-4-1, 20 KOs) vs. Jhon Ghemino (17-10-1, 7 KOs) – 10 round, super featherweights

7.. WBA #1 / IBF #5 / WBC #9 Fedor Chudinov (17-2, 12 KOs) vs. WBC #7 / IBF #12 Nadjib Mokhammedi (40-5, 23 KOs) – 12 rounds for WBA International super middleweight title

8.. Cecilia Braekhus (33-0, 9 KOs) vs. Inna Sagaydakovskaya (7-0, 3 KOs) – 10 rounds for WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO welterweight titles

9.. WBC #1 / WBO #10 Mairis Briedis (23-1, 18 KOs) vs. Brandon Deslaurier (11-1-1, 1 KO) – 10 rounds, cruiserweights

10.. Olekandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs) vs. Murat Gassiev (26-0, 19 KOs) – 12 rounds for WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO cruiserweight titles

Schedule of the events:

1.. Open media workout (Usyk, Gassiev, Brieids, Deslaurier, Braekhus, Sagaydakovskaya, Madiev, Chudinov) – 17/7, 5 PM LT @ Oceania MegaMall

2.. Final presser – 19/7, 1 PM LT @ Mercury Space, Moscow City

3.. Weigh-in – 20/7, 4 PM LT @ Rossiya Cinema Centre

4.. WBSS Season 2 Draw – 20/7, 9 PM LT @ Rossiya Cinema Centre

5.. WBSS Final – 21/7, 6 PM LT @ Olimpiyskiy Sports Arena

6.. The Boxing Day (Russia) – 22/7, 3 PM LT @ Manezhnaya Square

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Banderivets on 07-17-2018

[QUOTE=Abovetheclouds;18944972]This is a great fight but no hype on this forum as the WBSS hasn't been shown in the US. Also people prefer the will they/won't they drama of fights being made these days.[/QUOTE] There is no hype on this…

Comment by Idunnoshet on 07-17-2018

Briedis on the card ... Cool . Him vs Dorticos should happen in the next year or so . Dorticos needs a good Rest then a tune up before fighting Briedis (IMO) . Anybody know what time the fight will…

Comment by Scopedog on 07-17-2018

Surprised to see Braekhus' name on the card, might have thought there'd be a little more fanfare for her fighting. It's a decent card in general, honestly.

Comment by Abovetheclouds on 07-17-2018

This is a great fight but no hype on this forum as the WBSS hasn't been shown in the US. Also people prefer the will they/won't they drama of fights being made these days.

Comment by Andrij on 07-17-2018

[;18944775]Also happy that Briedis is back. Showed a lot of heart in Usyk bout. Would like to see him VS Dorticos, Gassiev or Glowacki[/QUOTE] Briedis won't fight agains this year because after this fight he will have a shoulder surgery.Thats…

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