WBSS 2: Josh Taylor vs. Ivan Baranchyk venue announced

first_imgThe World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) have announced that Scotland’s Josh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor and Belarus’ IBF Champion Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk will face off on May 18 at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland in the first of the 140 lb. division semi-finals.Baranchyk (19-0, 12 KOs) booked his place in the semi-final on Oct. 27 when he defeated Sweden’s Anthony Yigit for the vacant IBF title via a seventh-round stoppage. “My nature, effort and my love of boxing will help me get the Ali Trophy,” Baranchyk said via press release. Taylor (14-0, 12 KOs) impressed with his own seventh-round stoppage over American Ryan Martin in a very one-sided bout, will be fighting once again at The SSE Hydro. This will be the Tartan Tornado’s first attempt at World title honors, and it is something he is relishing.“I am delighted to be fighting for the world title,” Taylor said. “It is a childhood dream to become a world champion. I am very confident I will win and do it in fashion.” Join DAZN and watch more the World Boxing Super Series and 100 fight nights a year”We are super excited to bring the biggest boxing event to Scotland in many years,” Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer Kalle Sauerland said. “It is not only a night of world championship boxing but also the massive opportunity to claim a place in the final of the World Boxing Super Series and be crowned the best super-lightweight in the world.”Fans in the U.S. can watch the WBSS semi-finals LIVE on DAZN, the global sports streaming platform. To sign up for a one-month free trial, fans can visit DAZN.com or download the DAZN app to their preferred connected device.last_img