Usyk, Briedis to fight in Riga as of Jan 27
29.11.2017 11:36 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
The fight between WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine and WBC champion Mairis Briedis of Latvia in the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight semifinals will take place in Riga on next year Jan 27, Ukrinform says referring to Boxingnews 24 report.
«IBF World cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev (250, 18 KOs) will be fighting unbeaten WBA champion Yunier Dorticos (220, 21 KOs) on January 20. WBO champion Usyk (130, 11 KOs) will be battling WBC champion Briedis (230, 18 KOs) on Jan 27,» the report reads.
It is to be admitted, earlier, Kyiv, Dubai or a US city were seen as a probable venue for the fight.
It is to be mentioned, Usyk and Briedis have not yet lost in their professional career. The Ukrainian won within 13 bouts (11 KOs) and the Latvian within 24 (18 KOs).