News | Jan 28 2018

Oleksandr Usyk edges Mairis Briedis in classic

Usyk progresses to final of WBSS with victory over Briedis in Latvia
Oleksandr Usyk vs Mairis Breidis fight time
Usyk  |  World Boxing Super Series

OLEKSANDR USYK booked his place in the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final with an exciting and hard-fought 12-round majority points victory over Mairis Briedis while adding the WBC belt to his own WBO title.

The Ukrainian had to work every minute of every round for his triumph as the Latvian hero – roared on by his local fans in Riga – threatened the upset from the start.

Briedis was strong on the inside, catching Usyk more than he’d ever been tagged before. After six, the contest was poised, and remained so until the final bell.