Whilst the tournament isn't mouth watering it does feature an Asian connection with Filipino fighter, and current OPBF champion, Dennis Laurente (49-5, 30) who will begin the tournament by fighting John Jackson (19-2, 15) of the US Virgin Islands.
The winner of the Laurente Vs Jackson bout will fight against the winner of a contest between Yudel Johnson (16-1, 9), of Cuba and Mexico's Jorge Cota (24-1, 22). The bout between the winners will decide of the finalists.
On the other side of the tournament fans will get the chance to see the much touted Sergey Rabchenko (25-1, 18), of Belarus, battle against Argentinian Luciano Cuello (35-3, 17) with the winner of that bout set to fight the winner of the 4th bout, a contest between Domonique Dolton (15-0, 8), of the USA, and Poland's Lukasz Maciec (22-2-1, 15)
The competition is set to kick off in April or May with the participants all being paid $50,000 for taking part. The semi finals are set to be fought in September, and anyone reaching the semi final will receive a payment of $100,000. The final is then expected next February with the final being worth $200,000 to each fighter.
If the tournament is successful it's then expected that other divisions will feature similar tournaments.