“I am very happy to join the tournament, ecstatic to be very honest. Looking forward to regaining my championship positions,” said Payano.
“It is great to see the best fighting the best and in the end being recognized as truly the best in the division.”
34-year-old Payano (20-1, 9 KOs) of La Vega, Dominican Republic is a former WBA and IBO bantamweight world champion and believes he will be a dominant figure in the World Boxing Super Series.
The southpaw is on a mission: “I want to be recognized as the undisputed best. I want to prove that I am the best!”
“The bantamweight tournament will be nothing but exceptional,” said Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer, Kalle Sauerland. “Payano is a former champion, an experienced fighter guaranteeing fast-paced action. He is another great addition to a star-studded Season II of the World Boxing Super Series.”
Three weight classes will feature in Season II of the World Boxing Super Series with two categories, bantamweight and super-lightweight, already announced.