By Lester Silva
WBA cruiserweight champion Yunier Dorticos (22-0, 21 KOs) has been training very hard for his scheduled unification with IBF world cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev (25-0, 18 KOs).
Their fight is a semi-final bout in the cruiserweight edition of the World Boxing Super Series which is scheduled to take place at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia on February 3, 2018.
Fdbplus.com had exclusive access to Dorticos' training camp in Miami, Florida. Dorticos and team are not taking this fight lightly, every minute of all twelve rounds he trains is with aggressiveness and explosiveness.
“I am preparing my body and soul for the most important fight in my career. Because the only thing I’m going to accept is the victory. My family have deposited their trust and belief in me and I am going to pay them back with a victory,” said Dorticos.
In the other semi-final bout, WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk will collide with WBC champion Mairis Briedis and then the winners of the two semi-final bouts will clash with four world titles at stake.
“I have worked hard to be able to be a part of this tournament, I have worked hard to be able to prove that I am the best cruiserweight in the world. I believe I am the best in the world, and I can’t wait to fight again and show the fans all over the world once again what ‘The KO Doctor’ is about.”
The cruiserweight final of the World Boxing Super Series will take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in May 2018. The winner of the tournament will receive the Muhammad Ali trophy which includes big prize money.