While I was in rehab recovering from my shoulder op, the draw for the World Boxing Super Series was made.
It’s a great concept and unlike the Super Six which Andre Ward won a few years ago, it’s not drawn out over two years. The fighters box three times in nine months which, given the big names in the competition, should mean plenty of excitement for the fans. Of course, I’m looking forward to seeing who comes out on top and my plan is to fight the winner.
Although I’m frustrated not to be involved, I know that there are still big fights out there for me. David Benavidez and Ronald Gavril will fight for the vacant WBC world title following Anthony Dirrell’s withdrawal. I boxed – and beat – Gavril in the amateurs and I will hopefully fight the winner of that one – it would be incredible to finally hold two belts.
I still have an outstanding mandatory but Andre Dirrell and Jose Uzcategui have to fight again after their controversial first fight so there's no immediate rush for that one.
That means I have time on my side to fight who I want to fight – and I can’t wait to get back in the ring!