SWINDON boxer Jamie Cox will do battle with some of the world's top fighters in the super-middleweight division after signing up to the World Boxing Super Series' Muhammad Ali Trophy.

Cox, who has won all 22 of his professional bouts, will put that record on the line by joining Sweden's unbeaten ace Erik Skoglund in a tournament line-up that includes four reigning world champions and two former world champions - with WBA super-middleweight champion George Groves among the potential opponents.

“I’m excited to be joining the World Boxing Super Series,” the 30-year-old said. “This is great opportunity. I’ve never shied away from a challenge and I’m looking forward to testing myself against the top names in the division.

“I think the tournament format will suit me well, and this will be a chance for me to show everybody what level I’m at. I know I’m capable of winning. I’m ready to show the world what I’m all about.

“Maybe people will see me as the dark horse of the tournament. If that’s the case, I’m ready to cause a shock. I train very hard and I’ve done it in the gym before with top champions and now I’ve got the platform to do it on the world stage.

“Maybe they might take their eye off the prize when it comes to me. More fool them if they do because I’ll be training for every single fight like it is the final.”

In the inaugural season of the World Boxing Super Series, 16 elite fighters – eight super-middleweights and eight cruiserweights – will battle it out in a bracket-style elimination tournament.

In both divisions, there will be four quarter-finals in September and October, followed by two semi-finals early next year and a final next May.

The quarter-finals will be set during a live Draft Gala at Monaco`s famed Grimaldi Forum on July 8, with the top seeds picking their opponents from the unseeded boxers.

Cox's promoter Eddie Hearn said: “This is a great opportunity for Jamie to announce himself on the world stage and he shouldn't be underestimated in this tournament.

"He will box on our show in London this Saturday to warm up for the series and will bring plenty of excitement and power.”