WBSS Semi-Finals Dates Set
The dates are set for the cruiserweight semi-final bouts in the World Boxing Super Series tournament. The winner of these two matches will meet in the finals expected to be before the summer of 2018 for a chance to win the inaugural Muhammad Ali trophy and be considered “the man” in the division.
IBF World cruiserweight champion Gassiev (25-0, 18 KOs) will be fighting unbeaten WBA champion Dorticos (22-0, 21 KOs) on January 20th.
Gassiev won his quarterfinal bout by stopping former IBF/WBC champion Krzsztof Wlodarczyk (53-4-1, 37 KOs) in the 3rd round on October 21 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Dorticos looked great in his quarterfinal fight while defeating Dmitry Kudrashov by 2nd round knockout their fight on September 23 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
WBO champion Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) will be battling WBC champion Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs) on January 27th.
Usyk defeated former WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck by a 10th round knockout on September 9 in their quarterfinals match in the WBSS in Germany.
Briedis defeated Mike Perez via unanimous decision in their quarterfinals fight on September 30 in Riga, Latvia.
By: Chris Henderson