WBA cruiserweight world champion and World Boxing Super Series semi finalist Yunier Dorticos has revealed on social media that his upcoming semi final and unification with IBF title holder Murat Gassiev, will take place on February the 3rd. However this is yet to be confirmed by the WBSS officially.
If the WBA world champion is correct, the bout will be taking place in the home nation of Gassiev, however the exact location is unclear at time of publication. However Richard Schaefer who is involved in the WBSS, did confirm to the press in October that offers from Russia and Miami had arisen to host the semi-final in early 2018.
Gassiev and Dorticos both qualified to face each other with quarter final victories over Krzysztof Wlodarczyk & Dmitry Kudryashov respectively. The winner of Gassiev v Dorticos will progress to the final which take place in Saudi Arabia in May 2018. The winner will face off against the winner between Oleksandr Usyk and Mairis Breidis for the right to lift the Muhammad Ali Trophy.