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Briedis-Dorticos WBSS cruiser final Sept 26

The hotly-anticipated World Boxing Super Series Season II Cruiserweight Final between Mairis Briedis and Yuniel Dorticos takes place behind-closed-doors in Munich, Germany on September 26. The culmination of the quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy will be held in a television studio under Covid-19 rules and with no spectators at Plazamedia Broadcasting Center, a leading live sports production house in Munich.

“We are thrilled to announce the date and place for the exciting finale of Season II of the WBSS,” said Andreas Benz, CEO of Comosa AG, organiser of the World Boxing Super Series. “Plazamedia is a phenomenal solution, the studios are providing a controlled environment which is of huge benefit to us and the production team to keep everyone safe while also putting on a great show.

“At the same time, we have done everything to secure fair conditions for both teams, and to ensure they remain healthy and isolated until the action starts.”

Maris Briedis, tournament No. 1 seed, qualified for the final through wins over Noel Mikaelian (UD) and Krzysztof Glowacki (TKO3), while Dorticos, No. 2 seed conquered Mateusz Masternak (UD) and Andrew Tabiti (KO10) to enter the 200 lbs decider.

“We are very happy about the announcement of the final,” said Latvia’s Mairis Briedis. “I love the fact that it will be in Munich as it reminds me of every time I went to train with the Klitschko brothers in Germany and the flights were always via Munich. Those are some great memories of the time spent with them there!”

Said Miami-based Cuban, Yuniel ‘The KO Doctor’ Dorticos, IBF World Cruiserweight Champion: “To all my fans worldwide, in Europe and especially in Munich, Germany: I am super happy the World Boxing Super Series final will take place in Munich, Germany, and I will see you all on Saturday, September 26th. The KO Doctor is back and ready to prescribe another dose of pain and take the Muhammad Ali Trophy back to Miami!”

Kalle Sauerland, Chief Boxing Officer of the WBSS, said: “On 26 September we will not only crown the best cruiserweight on the planet but also send a sign to the world that boxing is back with the first major transatlantic Championship bout between the undisputed number one and two in their division.

“The final is not only about honour and glory, but cementing a legacy. The winner will become a member of an exclusive ‘Ali Trophy Winner Club’ that includes Aleksandr Usyk, Callum Smith, Naoya Inoue, and Josh Taylor. It doesn’t get much bigger in boxing, and we expect Briedis and Dorticos to have an absolute barnstormer!”

The final will be shown live on DAZN in the U.S. Fans can visit DAZN.com or download the DAZN app to their preferred connected device.

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  • I’m starting to enjoy these behind closed door fights. It’s kinda like some type of fighting Gladiator style but in private.

  • When I see Briedis name in this fight I picture his elbow against Glowacki. Honestly he should not be in the final when a disqualification would have been more appropriate. Still this fight will be highly exciting.
    I think you can predict and see the fight in Briedis vs Durodala, but Dorticos tops Durodola, and of course you have Gassiev vs Dorticos, but I think Gassiev tops Briedis.
    Dortico might KO Briedis in the first half, or the other way around, late KO by Briedis.
    Otherwise I guess Dortico pile up the earlier rounds, with Briedis hanging, trying to get in clinch, slow down, make Dortico tired and frustrated with tricks and somewhat dirty fighting.
    I am convinced it will pay off, Dortico will not be able to keep the pace, and Briedis starts to catch up. But will it be enough? Will it be too little too late?
    A fight between will powers, but I hope Dortico wins due to Briedis elbow against Glowacki.

  • Even though none of the boxers resides, or are German, kind of nice to see boxing back in Germany. It wasn’t too long ago that boxing seemed even bigger there than in Great Britain. But Latvia is not far from Germany. These countries are far more together that they make travel not so far away.

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