The World Boxing Super Series is officially coming Stateside as Yunier Dorticos and Dmitry Kudryashov have been officially scheduled to meet in an opening quarterfinals match at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Sept. 23.
"I'm proud to attend a tournament where Muhammad Ali's name is on the trophy and I'm looking forward to proving that I'm the best cruiserweight in the world," said the No. 4-seeded Dorticos, who will be defending his secondary 200-pound title for the first time against unseeded Kudryashov.
Kudryashov is coming into this bout on a three-fight win streak since his only loss to Olanrewaju Durodola — a fight Kudrayshov has since avenged.
"I can't wait for this fight to take place. One thing is for sure -- the crowd in San Antonio gets an explosive affair that doesn't go the distance," Kudryashov said. "I think it's amazing that this tournament only contains the best of the best, all four reigning cruiserweight champions. I have respect for Dorticos and the other participants, but they will also respect my hammer because it will bring me all four titles and the Muhammad Ali Trophy."
This fight will be promoted by Richard Schaefer’s Ringstar Sports and will feature Nonito Donaire who signed with Schaefer after be released by Top Rank earlier this year.