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Avni Yildrim, Rob Brant, and Mike Perez join WBSS

The cruiserweight field is officially set.

Boxing at SSE Arena Belfast Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

As expected, the World Boxing Super Series tournament at both cruiserweight and super middleweight is rounding out nicely. Today it was officially announced that “Irish” Mike Perez (22-2-1, 14 KOs) would fill the last remaining slot in the cruiserweight category, making its participating field look a little something like this:

  • Oleksandr Usyk
  • Mairis Briedis
  • Murat Gassiev
  • Yunier Dorticos
  • Marco Huck
  • Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
  • Dmitry Kudryashov
  • Mike Perez

In the super middleweight division, two other names have officially entered the fray — Avni Yildrim (16-0, 10 KOs) and Rob Brant (22-0, 15 KOs), both of whom were expected to participate. The super middleweight field now consists of:

  • Callum Smith
  • George Groves
  • Juergen Braehmer
  • Erik Skoglund
  • Jamie Cox
  • Avni Yildrim
  • Rob Brant

Promoter Kalle Sauerland says the final participant in the super middleweight tourney will be announced tomorrow morning - with some expecting it to be the eventual winner between Chris Eubank Jr. and Arthur Abraham.

The opening quarterfinal matches in both tournaments are slated to begin this September/October.

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