The World Boxing Super Series has unveiled its schedule for the first round matches across all three tournaments for its second season.
Starting with a WBSS doubleheader in Yokohama, Japan on October 7, the first round fights will take place every weekend after October 7. There will be six WBSS doubleheaders for the first round of fights and it will all be streamed in the United States and Canada on the DAZN platform.
Below is the schedule for the second season of WBSS thus far:
- October 7: Yokohama, Japan (Two WBSS fights)
- October 13: Venue TBD (Two WBSS fights)
- October 20: Venue TBD (Two WBSS fights)
- October 27: Venue TBD (Two WBSS fights)
- November 3: Venue TBD (Two WBSS fights)
- November 10: Venue TBD (Two WBSS fights)
The October 7 card will feature WBA “regular” bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue facing Juan Carlos Payano in a WBSS 118-pound tournament bout. The second WBSS fight on that Yokohama card is WBA junior welterweight champion Kiryl Relikh defending his title against mandatory challenger Eduard Troyanovsky in the Super Series’ 140-pound tournament.
For the second season of the World Boxing Super Series, three weight classes (bantamweight, junior welterweight, cruiserweight) will each have eight-man tournaments. The first season of the World Boxing Super Series still has one fight remaining: George Groves vs. Callum Smith for WBA "super," WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine super middleweight titles. The fight will take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on September 28.
As for the second season's semifinals and finals, the fight cards will each only have one tournament fight, giving the second season a total of 15 fight cards between 2018 and 2019.