WBSS: Dorticos KOs Tabiti for IBF interim title

Photos: Sumio Yamada

In a World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight semi-final, Yunier “The KO Doctor” Dorticos (24-1, 22 KOs) scored a crushing tenth round KO over previously unbeaten Andrew Tabiti (17-1, 13 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF interim cruiserweight title on Saturday night at the Riga Arena in Riga, Latvia.
Dorticos Tabiti
Dorticos pressed the action and was busier, while Tabiti tried to stay out of range. Dorticos suffered a nasty cut over his right eye after a sixth round accidental headbutt. Referee Eddie Claudio deducted a point from Tabiti for holding in round six. The bout ended in round ten when Dorticos knocked Tabiti out cold with a huge right hand. Time was 2:33.

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  • Tahiti is a hack. His version of a combination is a hold with a head butt

  • Lol at these morons who thought Tabiti was going to win the whole tournament. You cannot be a passive defensive first fighter in this cruiserweight division. Everybody has power and can box too. Floyd Mayweather Sr, who has never accomplished anything in the sport himself, should not have an opinion that any hardcore fan or aficionado would take seriously. Let this be a lesson.

  • Dorticos was the much stronger fighter and punched much harder. Tabiti’s constant movement without punching in the early rounds was really annoying. He was grabbing and holding whenever Dorticos caught up to him. He just doesn’t punch enough and he was never able to hurt Dorticos. Dorticos was lining him up for the right hand but didn’t connect until the 10th round. It was short, straight, and brutal. Impressive win for Dorticos. I’d like to see that final match against Briedis. Dorticos looks to be the bigger man.

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