Lonnie Ali, the widow of Muhammad Ali, will be on hand to present the first Ali Trophy to the winner of Saturday's World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final between Oleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev, tournament organizers said.
Usyk and Gassiev, who each hold two major world titles, will meet for the undisputed 200-pound championship to conclude the eight-man single-elimination tournament at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex in Moscow.
When the World Boxing Super Series tournaments were created last year, organizers secured the right to Ali's name and likeness and had the Muhammad Ali Trophy commissioned to give to the winner.
The winner between Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs), of Ukraine, and Gassiev (26-0, 19 KOs), of Russia, will become only the third undisputed cruiserweight world champion, joining three-belt champions Evander Holyfield and O'Neil Bell, and only the fourth male fighter to unify all four major titles in any division in the four-belt era.
Three more tournaments are scheduled for the second season of the World Boxing Super Series this fall in the junior welterweight and bantamweight divisions, with a third weight class still to be announced.