World Boxing Super Series III: “The Women, The Super Featherweights”

World Boxing Super Series Makes Historic Move With an All-Women’s Tournament For the Muhammad Ali Trophy

World Boxing Super Series candidates: WBC Women's World champion Terri Harper, WBA Super Featherweight champion Hyun-Mi Choi, IBF Women's Super Featherweight champion Maiva Hamadouce, WBO Women's champion Mikaela Mayer
(clockwise from top left) Terri Harper, Hyun-Mi Choi, Maiva Hamadouce, Mikaela Mayer

World Boxing Super Series Makes Historic Move With an All-Women’s Tournament For the Muhammad Ali Trophy

The World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) has announced its third Season will kick-off with a women’s super featherweight tournament. In seasons past, the single-elimination tourney was only available to men’s boxing. So, with the WBSS now opening its doors to the women boxers, this is a historic announcement.

WBSS CEO Andreas Beanz said the impetus for this decision was to help grow women’s boxing. His vision is to expand the sport at both the ground and among the elite level. Kalle Sauerland, WBSS Chief Boxing Officer, said they have had their eye on a women’s tournament since their inception. He expressed excitement about this latest move.

“It’s been something we have talked about since our inauguration, and it gives me great, a great pleasure; and us great pleasure at the World Boxing Super Series to announce Season III; the women, the super featherweights.

The sport is an amazing place. Competition is hotter than ever. The super featherweights, we feel, is a division that has such depth and also allows those in the divisions around it to take part.

We feel that this is the time, the right time. Women’s boxing has never been this good. We are looking forward to a spectacular season.

In short, the quest, another quest, for the Muhammad Ali Trophy has begun. The WBSS is back!”


The WBSS did not announce which women’s super featherweights would participate. However, the key may lie at the feet of Matchroom Boxing CEO Eddie Hearn and Top Rank CEO Bob Arum. Hearn promotes WBC Women’s Super Featherweight champ Terri Harper, WBA ‘Super’ Women’s champion Hyun-Mi Choi, and IBF Women’s champ Maiva Hamadouche. Arum promotes current WBO World Women’s Super Featherweight champion Mikaela Mayer.

Matchroom has talked about staging a women’s unification tournament at 130. Harper has said her goal is to become the undisputed women’s super featherweight champion of the world. You also have to factor in ladies fighting around the super featherweight division. Unified WBC/WBO World Women’s Featherweight champion Amanda Serrano and former WBC Women’s World Lightweight champ Delfine Persoon, are possible entrants. Natasha Jonas, a former world title challenger at 130 and 135, could also be in play.

It will be intriguing to see the fighters the WBSS will entice. They say an announcement is coming soon. Fans of the sport will be closely monitoring for sure. Stay tuned to 3KingsBoxing for further updates.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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