The eWorld Boxing Super Series (eWBSS) has crowned its first ever eHeavyweight champion, and this week it will crown the first ever eMiddleweight champion as some legendary figures go head-to-head in the virtual boxing ring.
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Boxing promoters Sauerland crossed over into the virtual boxing world last week to host an eight-man tournament that featured a whole host of iconic heavyweights, including eMuhammad Ali, eEvander Holyfield, eLennox Lewis, eJoe Frazier, eGeorge Foreman and of course, ‘Iron’ eMike Tyson. A showdown between eAli and Teyson was the fight fans wanted to see, and that is exactly what they got as the two heavyweight superstars cruised through the quarter-finals and semi-finals to set up Sunday night’s final.
It was eTyson who had his hand raised in shocking, and controversial, fashion in the final, beating eAli on points to become the first ever eWBSS Heavyweight Legends champion. So who will follow in eTyson’s footsteps when the middleweights take to the ring this week?
It is an all-star line-up going head-to-head between now and Sunday to determine the winner, with the headline names in an epic line-up of boxing superstars such as eSugar Ray Robinson, eMarvelous Marvin Hagler, eSugar Ray Leonard and eCarlos Monzon. You can watch every fight live online via the World Boxing Super Series’ official Facebook page or via the official YouTube channel, and the big question is, who will be crowned king of the middleweights at the end of it?
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eWBSS Middleweight Tournament Predictions & Tips: eCarlos Monzon v eJake MaMotta (Thursday 19:00 BST)
Have the organisers of this tournament saved the best for last in the quarter-finals. Out of all four fights this is the one that is the closest and that is no surprise considering this bout pits the number four seed, eCarlos Monzon, against the number five seed, eJake LaMotta. But who will advance? The real life Monzon enjoyed an incredible career that saw him take to the professional boxing ring 100 times, winning on 87 of those occasions and reigning as the undisputed middleweight champion for no less than seven years, defending the belt successfully 14 times. LaMotta, meanwhile, topped that number of fights, boxing 106 times, but he won less bouts and of the 83 victories he managed to stop the opposition on only 30 occasions, so his punching power was not exactly devastating. LaMotta did suffer four stoppage defeats in his career, but it was not until the seventh round of fight number 103 that he was finally knocked down for the first time. That cast iron jaw should ensure the eLaMotta goes the distance here, but ultimately he will be outclassed by eMonzon, who books his place in Saturday’s semi-final.