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Jeddah to host Super Series Cruiserweight Final

LONDON, October 17, 2017

The World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Final will be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in May 2018 following an agreement signed in London between World Boxing Super Series organiser and owner Comosa AG and the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia. 
 
The date and venue for the final will be announced later.
 
The Muhammad Ali trophy will be awarded to the winner of the contest in the final stage of the inaugural season of the World Boxing Super Series, which has seen growing worldwide attention and broadcast coverage across more the 60 countries since its launch and Gala Draw in Monaco back in July.
 
Turki Al-Alsheikh, president of the General Sports Authority, said: “This agreement is part of our broader commitment and work to develop the sport of boxing in Saudi Arabia. Having the first final of such a high profile and groundbreaking tournament take place in Saudi Arabia is a key milestone for us, and will be one of many major sports events to take place in the kingdom next year.
 
“The interest in boxing amongst the young generation is there and growing rapidly, which is why the GSA is also working to form a grassroots partnership with one of the largest international boxing federations to promote the sport. Our involvement in the Muhammad Ali trophy is the perfect way to step up our engagement in boxing, given how popular and well respected this great sporting athlete has always been.”
 
Roberto Dalmiglio, CEO of Comosa, said: “This is fantastic news, not just for World Boxing Super Series but for boxing and for the sport in Saudi Arabia. We have seen huge and growing interest in the World Boxing Super Series from fight fans, broadcasters, commercial partners and venue owners from the major boxing markets around the world. The competition to host the cruiserweight final has been fierce, and we are delighted to be able to announce the winner.” - TradeArabia News Service
 



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