When: Sat., Sept. 23, 4-11 p.m. 2017
The sweet science returns to the Alamodome this weekend when Yunier “The KO Doctor” Dorticos defends his World Boxing Association Cruiserweight World Title against Dmitry “Russian Hammer” Kudryashov. The bout is part of the WBA’s Super Series, a pair of cruiserweight and super-middleweight tournaments set to culminate in May with a $25 million purse and Muhammad Ali Trophy for winners of each division. Saturday night’s quarterfinal showdown represents the start of the U.S. leg of the tournament, where the undefeated Dorticos will look to add knockout number 21 to his impressive record. Also on the card is a WBC Silver Featherweight Title bout featuring Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire versus Mexico City’s Ruben Garcia Hernandez, and a reserve match between cruiserweights Keith Tapia and Latee Kayode.