Series ex­plained

Daily Star Sunday - - SPORT -

EIGHT fight­ers set out with the goal of be­com­ing World Su­per Series cham­pion and get­ting their hands on the Muham­mad Ali tro­phy – and the

WBA su­per-mid­dleweight belt.

Four Brits – Jamie Cox, Chris Eubank Jr, WBA champ Ge­orge Groves and Cal­lum Smith – were joined by Ger­many’s Jur­gen Brah­mer, un­beaten Amer­i­can Robert Brant, Sweden’s Erik Skoglund and Turk Avni Yildirim.

The first of the elim­i­na­tion fights saw Smith de­feat Swede Skoglund last month in Liver­pool while Eubank Jr and Yildirim bat­tled it out in Ger­many last night.

The win­ner of that fight faces the vic­tor of the Groves v Cox con­test in the semi-fi­nals while Smith awaits the win­ner of Brah­mer and Brant on Oc­to­ber 28.

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