The WBC World Cruiserweight Championship is on the line when Latvia’s Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs) and Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki (31-1, 19 KOs) clash for a place in the WBSS Cruiserweight Final on June 15 at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia.
Ukrainian superstar Aleksandr Usyk ripped the green belt from Briedis in the semi-final last year on his way to winning the Cruiserweight Ali Trophy and becoming the undisputed king of the division. He has since moved up to heavyweight, meaning his titles will be contested.
“The WBC title is an additional weight on my shoulders but a the same time it gives even more motivation for the fight,” said Briedis, a former WBC World Champion from 2017 to 2018, and adds: “I am really looking forward to returning to the WBC Champions family!”
Krzysztof Glowacki, the WBO World Champion from 2015-2016, vows to bring the belt home to Poland.
“I am extremely delighted that my fight against Briedies has become even more important because of WBC belt,” said Glowacki. “It’s a great opportunity to become one of the best polish fighters in boxing history! I will do anything to win this fight and bring the world title to my country. My teammate Krzysztof Wlodarczyk was WBC champion for many years and now is time to bring the belt back home!”
“The vacant WBC title is adding even more gold dust to Briedis’ and Glowacki’s quest for the Ali Trophy in Riga,“ said Kalle Sauerland. Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer. “They are both former world champions and incredibly eager to be crowned again!”
More news on the sensational doubleheader in Riga – Mairis Briedis vs Krzysztof Glowacki and Yunier Dorticos vs Andrew Tabiti – will be announced in the coming days.
Tickets for the hotly-anticipated semi-final in Riga are on sale from: bilesuserviss.lv
All the action will be live on DAZN in the U.S. and Sky Sports in the U.K.
WBSS Season 2 Semi-Finals:
27 April – Cajundome, Lafayette, LA, USA
Regis Prograis vs Kiryl Relikh – Prograis W TKO6
Nonito Donaire vs Stephon Young – Donaire W KO6
18 May – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland
Josh Taylor vs Ivan Baranchyk – Taylor W UD12
Naoya Inoue vs Emmanuel Rodriguez – Inoue W TKO2
15 June – Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia
Mairis Briedis vs Krzysztof Glowacki
Yunier Dorticos vs Andrew Tabiti
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