The World Boxing Super Series suffers another blow as the cruiserweight final is now also being rescheduled due to an injury.
According to a press release, Oleksander Usyk has suffered an elbow injury and the current WBC & WBO World cruiserweight champion is unable to fight on May 11 against Murat Gassiev, who holds the IBF and WBA Super belts.
A statement said:
“Team Usyk has informed Comosa AG that Mr Usyk suffered a minor elbow injury whilst training for his World Boxing Super Series Final against Murat Gassiev, for the Muhammad Ali Trophy.
It has been confirmed by all parties, including Comosa AG appointed independent medical staff, that Mr Usyk is unavailable for the scheduled date of the event, May 11th.
As such, the May 11th event, due to take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has been postponed.
Comosa AG is working in partnership with Team Usyk and Team Gassiev as well as Sela Sport, the local event organisers, to establish a new date for the event.
Comosa AG wishes Mr Usyk a good and speedy recovery. Further information on the rescheduling of the Final will be released in due course.”