Gassiev vs Dorticos – WBSS cruiserweight Semi-Final is Sat – A pair of undefeated cruiserweight world title-holders clash this Saturday in in Sochi, Russia as Murat Gassiev (25-0) faces Yunier Dorticos (22-0). Dorticos and Gassiev both advanced through the WBSS quarterfinals with definitive, early knockouts and fireworks are anticipated for Saturday’s showdown.
Gassiev brings the IBF world title to the fight while Dorticos comes with the WBA version, making this a title unification bout.
The first semi-final of the WBSS cruiserweight tournament went down last weekend and that match saw Oleksandr Usyk, the tournament’s #1 seed, advance via majority decision over Mairis Briedis. The winner of Gassiev vs Dorticos will face Usyk in the tournament finals to unite the four major world titles at 200 pounds. Usyk holds the WBC and WBO world belts.
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 – Adler, Russia
(Card Subject To Change):
200 LBS 12 RDS: Murat Gassiev (IBF World Champion) vs Yunier Dorticos (WBA World Champion)
Check out “Usyk vs Briedis – WBSS Quick Results From Riga” for highlights and details on the first cruiserweight semi-final.
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