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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