WBC World Championship at stake in Briedis-Glowacki WBSS Semi-Final in Riga!

Press Release – 6 June 2019

WBC World Championship at stake in Briedis-Glowacki WBSS Semi-Final in Riga!

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 Oleksandr 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.

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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