Berman back SA boxing stars to shine bright
THE World Boxing Super Series for cruiserweights is fast gaining traction with top fighters vying for their share of the $50 million (about R650m) prize pot.
Confirmed participants include three world champions and one former champion, all vying for the Muhammad Ali Trophy. They are IBF champion Murat Gassiev of Russia, WBC belt holder Mairis Briedis of Latvia, WBA Interim champion Cuban Yunier Dorticos and former IBF and WBC champion Krzysztof Włodarczyk of Poland. Others are still to be confirmed. and Mchunu will be kept busy, hopefully winning, and they’ll leapfrog in the rankings and boost their profiles.”
To this end, he is planning a cruiserweight blockbuster for October 21 featuring both South Africans; a move reminiscent of heavyweights Gerrie Coetzee and Kallie Knoetze building their international reputations three decades ago.
This is contingent mainly on Lerena beating Max Maslov for the IBO title in August, no sure thing given that Maslov is as rugged as they come. Berman will, of