One day after the final contestants for the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight tournament were announced, the junior welterweights finally have their full roster set.
The World Boxing Super Series announced the last two fighters that will make up the eight-man field for the upcoming tournament: former lightweight world champion and junior welterweight title challenger Terry Flanagan and undefeated rising contender Ryan Martin.
With Flanagan and Martin’s announced entry into the tournament, here is the full roster for the WBSS junior welterweight tournament:
• WBA champion Kiryl Relikh
• WBA mandatory challenger Eduard Troyanovsky
• Interim WBC champion Regis Prograis
• WBC Silver champion Josh Taylor
• IBF title challenger Ivan Baranchyk
• IBF title challenger Anthony Yigit
• Terry Flanagan
• Ryan Martin
Although the draft gala, where the seedings and first round matchups will be announced, will take place in Moscow on July 20, four of the eight fighters already have their first fights set due to governing bodies’ previous fight orders before the tournament was announced. Relikh will defend his title against Troyanovsky in the first round while Baranchyk and Yigit will fight for the vacant IBF title that former champion Mikey Garcia vacated in order to focus on his WBC lightweight title defenses.
Flanagan made his 140-pound debut in his last fight when he lost to Maurice Hooker with the WBO title on the line. Flanagan previously held the WBO lightweight title.
Martin, only the second American boxer in this tournament, is off to a blazing start in his pro career. Martin sports a 22-0 record and has already fought twice in 2018: a knockout win over Luis Eduardo Perez in March and a unanimous decision win over Breidis Prescott in May.