As reported yesterday, the World Boxing Super Series continues this weekend in Riga, Lativa. Two cruiserweight semi-final matches are going down. The winners will face off with each other. As we talked about yesterday, Mairis Briedis and Krzystov Glowacki are the main event. Today, we look at Yunier Dorticos and Andrew Tabiti. The winners are set to face off for the Muhammad Ali trophy.
Yunier Dorticos (23-1, 21 KOs) is coming into the semi final match looking for a berth in the finals. “I came here to win, I came here to knock out my opponent. That’s what the fans love to see and that is what I am going to give them on Saturday.” Dorticos came up short in last year’s tournament, suffering a loss in the semi finals to Murat Gassiev. “I am not going to waste this opportunity this time around. It is going to be amazing to get to the final. My objective is to win the Muhammad Ali Trophy and become a unified champion,” says Dorticos.
Tabiti is coming for fireworks. He wants to put on a show for the fans. “Dorticos is a knockout artist and me, I am as well, so I think there is going to be some fireworks on Saturday.”
“I came well prepared and I am going to get the ‘W’.”
Tabiti is living a childhood dream. He has been a boxing fan since his younger years and he is honored to be in such a position to fight for the Ali Trophy. “This is everything I dreamed about since I started boxing to be a world champion. It is crazy. I am taking this guy very serious, but like I said I am here to take the ‘W’. Ali was one of the fighters I grew up watching. So it is a big deal for me to fight for the Ali Trophy.”
Excitement in Ali and Boxing’s Name
The Sauerland brothers are excited for the matchup as well. “We look forward to a sensational night of boxing in for me one of the most exciting weight classes on the planet,” said Kalle Sauerland, speaking both of the Tabiti-Dorticos matchup and the Briedis-Glowacki main event. “On Saturday we are turning this place into the pinnacle of the boxing world. I think Muhammad Ali would be very proud.”