IT’S ON! Briedis-Glowacki & Dorticos-Tabiti all make weight in Riga

IT’S ON! Briedis-Glowacki & Dorticos-Tabiti all make weight in Riga

Press Release – 14 June 2019

IT’S ON! Briedis-Glowacki & Dorticos-Tabiti all make weight in Riga

Mairis Briedis & Krzysztof Glowacki and Yunier Dorticos & Andrew Tabiti made weight in front of a large crowd ahead of their hotly anticipated WBSS Cruiserweight Semi-Finals and World Championship bouts tomorrow at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia.

Briedis vs Glowacki, WBSS Cruiserweight Semi-Final & vacant WBC World Championship & WBO World Championship:

WBC Diamond Champion, Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs), Latvia, 89,9 kg/198.1 lbs:

“I am one hundred percent ready,” said Briedis. “Everyone in this tournament is in great shape and tomorrow we will see great boxing. I am thankful for everyone who showed up today.”

WBO World Champion, Krzysztof Glowacki (31-1, 19 KOs), Poland, 89,6 kg/ 197.5 lbs:

“I feel perfect,“ said Glowacki. “I hope the fight will be exciting, that’s what the fans expect. It is no issue to fight here and I know there will be a lot of Polish fans.”

Dorticos vs Tabiti, WBSS Cruiserweight Semi-Final & vacant IBF Interim World Championship:

Yunier Dorticos (23-1, 21 KOs), Cuba, 90,4 kg / 199.3 lbs:

“Tomorrow he will fight the best he ever fought,” said Dorticos. “‘The KO Doctor’ is going to win, I will take care of business and take him out. I am the number one cruiserweight.”

Andrew Tabiti (17-0, 13 KOs), USA, 90,4 kg / 199.3 lbs:

“I am ready to fight,” said Tabiti. “And ready to give the fans what they wanna see, a good show. I am a puncher too, and people will see tomorrow. I am going to get the victory! And I believe I can KO the ‘KO Doctor’. It means a lot to me to get to the final.”

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
Written by
Daxx Khan has been a regular member of the Talkin Boxing with Billy C TV & Radio Show since 2011, throughout his over two decades involved with the sport of boxing he has owned his own gym, currently is a Coach with "Newburgh Hook Elite Boxing", has covered over 175 world title fights across the globe, worked for two sanctioning body organizations, written for multiple major sporting news outlets. The first world title fight he covered was in 1991 while still attending NYU when he accompanied boxing media Icon Bert Sugar to the "Terrible" Terry Norris versus "Sugar" Ray Leonard WBC Super Welterweight title fight which Norris won by wide unanimous decision. Daxx is also former USA Boxing Coach and representative for "The World Boxing Federation".

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