Looking Back at Gassiev vs Wlodarczyk – The first round of the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament came to a conclusion this past Saturday night when Murat Gassiev stopped Krzystof Wlodarczyk to advance to the semi-finals.
Gassiev, the tournament’s #2 seed, stopped the game Wlodarczyk in the third round. Awaiting him is Cuba’s Yunier Dorticos while tournament #1 seed Oleksandr Usyk faces Latvia’s Mairis Briedis in the other semi-final.
The 24-year-old Gassiev was also making the maiden defense of the WBA world title he captured earlier this year when he defeated fellow countryman Denis Lebedev in Russia. In Dorticos, he faces a hard hitter with a 22-0 record that includes 21 knockouts. Dorticos advanced the semi-finals with an impressive knockout of another Russian, Dmitry Kudryashov.
In this latest TBC segment, our analyst Frank Lotierzo looks back at the action between Gassiev and Wlodarczyk and he gives us his take on the rest of the field in the WBSS cruiserweight tournament. Check out results and highlights from Saturday’s action right here at TBC.
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