Usyk vs Briedis – WBSS Cruiserweight Semifinals Kick-Off – The World Boxing Super Series Semifinals kick off this weekend in Riga,Latvia as Mairis Briedis faces Oleksandr Usyk in a 12- round bout.
Briedis will be defending his WBA world title against Usyk, who is bringing the WBC world title to the table. Usyk entered the tournament field as the favorite and he did nothing to lessen the hype around him in the opening round when he dispatched veteran Marco Huck. Briedis also played host in the opening round when he won a unanimous decision over American veteran Mike Perez.
The pair are undefeated heading into the fight and the opposite bracket sees another set of undefeated world champions meet as IBF titlist Murat Gasiev faces WBO champion Yunier Dorticos. The goal of the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament is to unite all the titles at 200 pounds. Usyk and Briedis take the next step towards that this Saturday night.
Saturday, January 27th, 2018 – Riga, Latvia
(Card Subject To Change):
200 LBS 12 RDS: Oleksandr Usyk (13-0) vs Mairis Briedis (23-0)
200 LBS 12 RDS: Noel Gevor (23-1) vs Olanrewaju Duodola (27-4)
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