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Gassiev, Usyk and 'Fight of The Year' Expectations in Jeddah

Gassiev, Usyk and 'Fight of The Year' Expectations in Jeddah

By Alexey Sukachev - At the conclusion of one winter month and at the start of another - the cruiserweights delivered. This time they delivered in a double package - as part of the semi-finals of the ...Read More

Gassiev Admits He Expected Dorticos Would Fade in Second Half

WBA, IBF cruiserweight world champion Murat Gassiev (26-0, 19 KO) admitted that he took things very slow in his unification with Yunier Dorticos (22-1, 21 KO) last weekend in Sochi, because he expecte...Read More

Gassiev: I'll Do Everything To Make an Excellent Fight With Usyk!

IBF, WBA cruiserweight world champion Murat Gassiev of Russia promised "an excellent fight for everyone" with WBO, WBC champion Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine. On February 3 in Sochi, Gassiev knocked out Y...Read More

Murat Gassiev: After Usyk Fight - I'm Going To Heavyweight!

IBF, WBA cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev is a few months away from the biggest fight of his career - but he has a bigger goal in mind. Last Saturday night in Sochi, Gassiev knocked out undefeated...Read More

Abel Sanchez: Gassiev Won't Wait, Will Start Faster With Usyk

When Murat Gassiev faces Oleksandr Usyk on May 11th in the finals of the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament, he won't be nearly as patient as he was this past weekend against Yunier Do...Read More

Abel Sanchez Says Murat Gassiev Has 'Dramatically Improved'

With his twelfth round stoppage of previously unbeaten Yunier Dorticos this past weekend in Russia, Murat Gassiev not only captured the full' WBA cruiserweight world title to go along with his IBF str...Read More

Weekend Review: Gassiev Impressive - Ramirez, Ancajas Upside

Murat Gassiev: Gassiev couldn’t have looked much better in the biggest fight of his career. Now comes his biggest challenge. Gassiev was expected to face stiff resistance from Yunier Dorticos in the s...Read More

Lebedev Looks Forward To Facing Gassiev vs. Usyk Winner

Russian cruiserweight Denis Lebedev is very excited about the possibility of facing the overall winner of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament. On Thursday, the WBA issued an order which do...Read More

Usyk vs. Gassiev - Russia Making Big Play To Outbid Saudi Arabia

The Secretary General of the Russian Boxing Federation, Umar Kremlev, announced his intention to make a big financial push to host the finals of the World Super Series of Boxing (WBSS) in Russia on th...Read More

Gassiev's Promoter Confident: Usyk is Getting Knocked Out!

On Saturday night at the Bolshov Ice Dome in Adler, Russia - the punches were flying hard in the second semi-final fight of World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) cruiserweight tournament. In a battle of un...Read More

Dorticos: Gassiev is a Strong Fighter, I'll Be Back, I Want Rematch

Gassiev, 24, the youngest member of the cruiserweight field of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) improved his record to 27-0 with 19 KO's following the semi-final win in Sochi's Bolshoy Ice Dome....Read More

Bellew: I'm 100% Certain I Could Find a Way To Beat Usyk!

Former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew (29-2-1, 19 KOs) has warned that he plans to return to his old division with the goal of reclaiming his old world title. Bellew dropped the cruiserweight ...Read More

Weekend Review: Matthysse Looks Flat, Usyk Tested, More

Usyk’s handlers probably didn’t expect him to encounter such heavy resistance but they did expect him to end up where he is: in the final of the World Boxing Super Series. Usyk cruised in the opening ...Read More

Oleksandr Usyk vs. Mairis Briedis: Afterthoughts

It’s been so much fun watching the World Boxing Super Series field whittle down at cruiserweight, there has hardly been time to ask what comes after its over. If the answer is the winner faces Mairis ...Read More

Photos: Usyk Arrives Home in Ukraine To Hero's Welcome

Usyk Arrives Home Photos Gallery - Arena Riga, Lativia - In the first semi-final bout of the cruiserweight edition of the World Boxing Super Series tournament, Aleksandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs) won a twe...Read More

Photos: Usyk Has Toughest Test Yet, Beats Briedis To Unify Belts

Usyk vs. Briedis Fight Photos Gallery - WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk beat WBC title holder Mairis Briedis by a majority points decision to unify the belts. The two met in the semi-final o...Read More

Usyk vs. Briedis - CompuBox Punch Stats

In a terrific fight, Oleksandr Usyk landed more total punches and was the busier fighter in terms of total punches. Mairis Briedis threw 144 more power punches and had a slight edge in power connects....Read More

Usyk Decisions Briedis in Tough Fight To Unify WBC, WBO Titles

Arena Riga, Lativia - In the first semi-final bout of the cruiserweight edition of the World Boxing Super Series tournament, Aleksandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs) won a twelve round majority decision over pr...Read More

Usyk vs. Briedis - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard

Usyk vs. Briedis Scorecard Live Scorecard - WBO World Champion Aleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) and WBC World Champion Mairis Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs) exchanged words in Riga at the last press conference b...Read More

Usyk vs. Briedis - CompuBox Historical Review

WBO cruiserweight Oleksandr Usyk (last 4 fights) threw 14 more total punches per round than Marius Briedis (last 4 fights) and landed slightly more. Both have above average jabs, Usyk landing 7.4 per ...Read More