Personally, I'm pretty excited about this "playoff style" format. Single elimination brackets, proper seeding, and a single eventual winner. Sort of keeps the division's top fighters in everyone's minds. So is this a boon for boxing? Is it something that's sustainable? What are the pros and cons as you see it?
I'm all for anything that will increase general interest in boxing. I would put the WBSS in the pluses column.... but there are plenty of other factors that need to be fixed 'cause right now they're in the minuses column. We've got the usual suspects..... lousy fight judging, rampant PED use, ridiculous rehydration after weigh-ins, "marinating" fights, and just plain ol' ducking. Overuse of PPV is also hurting the sport. It's gonna get to the point where the PPV bar will be set ridiculously low, if it isn't already.
But the WBSS format, if successful, should help generate renewed interest in boxing. Let's hope other divisions can follow suit.