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Seeds, brackets set for WBSS junior welterweight, bantamweight tournaments

Seeds, brackets set for WBSS junior welterweight, bantamweight tournaments

The seeds were handed out and the brackets determined for the eight-man World Boxing Super Series junior welterweight and bantamweight tournaments at the draft gala Friday at the Rossiya Theatre in Moscow.

With all 16 competitors on hand for the event -- which took place on the eve of the cruiserweight final of the first season of the World Boxing Super Series, with Oleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev set to meet for the undisputed world title -- Regis Prograis was awarded the top seed in the 140-pound tournament and world titleholder Ryan Burnett was given the No.

Prograis (22-0, 19 KOs), 29, a southpaw who fights out of Houston, selected former lightweight titlist Terry Flanagan as his opening-round opponent in a tournament in which two world titles will be at stake as well as the Muhammad Ali Trophy when the event begins in the fall.

Regis Prograis selected Terry Flanagan as his opening-round opponent in the WBSS junior welterweight tournament.

Ryan Burnett picked Nonito Donaire as his first foe in the WBSS bantamweight tournament.

Source: www.espn.com
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