The World Boxing semi-finals continues in its final night of semi-final fights. Mairis Briedis takes on Krzysztof Glowacki in the main event and Yunier Dorticos and Andrew Tabiti go at it in the co-main for WBSS. Both fights are for the cruiserweight semi finals with the winners to face each other in the finals. The two fights take place on June 15th in Riga, Latvia.
In addition to the spot in the finals, the WBC and WBO world titles are on the line as Briedis and Glowacki throw down. “I am very happy to be here and I just can’t wait for Saturday,” says Glowacki, the WBO champion. “I think it is going to be a great war and I am going to win.” As with all WBCC fights, it is sure to produce fireworks.
In season one, Briedis fought, and was defeated by, Alexandr Usyk in the semi finals. Of course, Usyk went on to win the whole tournament and unify the division. “The fight with Usyk was the fight with Usyk and this is a completely different fight,” said Briedis. “Now I have prepared differently, I am mentally different,” he continues. “This is my second chance and I will do my best to complete it.”
But, Briedis doesn’t see it as a war like Glowacki does. “I wouldn’t use the word ‘war’ about the fight like Krzysztof. It is a strong word, but I think it is going to be a beautiful and very watchable fight.”
WBSS: “Time for the big boys”
“Now it’s the big boys, the cruiserweights are coming into play on Saturday, and they have something to live up to because the performances so far have been amazing in the super lightweight and bantamweight divisions of the World Boxing Super Series,” says Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer, Kalle Sauerland. “Briedis-Glowacki is not only for the final, it is not only for big money, it is also for two world championships. It is something very special, it is sport at its highest level. It is the best versus best.”