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Briedis vs. Dorticos Will Have Vacant WBC Title at Stake

By Miguel Rivera

The President of the World Boxing Council, Mauricio Sulaiman, has revealed to ESPN Deportes that he plans to sanction Mairis Briedis vs. Yuniel Dorticos for the vacant WBC cruiserweight title.

Briedis vs. Dorticos is the final bout of the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament.

Their bout will already have the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) titles at stake.

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The WBC title, which was vacated by Oleksandr Usyk, was scheduled to be at stake when Briedis fought Krzysztof Glowacki on June 15 in Latvia.

But the WBC was unable to reach an agreement with the World Boxing Super Series on the selection of officials.

The contest was very controversial. The referee was unaware of the timekeeper's bell to end the second round, and allowed the round to continue - with Glowacki getting dropped hard - and the referee issued a count well after the round had officially ended. Then it appeared that referee Robert Byrd was going to end the fight, but he was informed that the round was already over.

Glowacki never recovered and was stopped in the third round.

The Polish boxer and his team have filed an appeal to overturn the outcome.

Sulaiman explained that Briedis made it clear his intention is to fight for the belt, and now that he won the fight, they consider it important to give him the opportunity to go forward with his requested goal.

There is no official word on where the cruiserweight final may take place.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by techliam on 06-26-2019

So the final will have the WBO, IBF and WBC at stake Shame the WBA have gifted the super title back to Lebedev without him even getting in the ring

Comment by landotter on 06-26-2019

[QUOTE=famicommander;19859932]Both. The elbow was bad, but it came right after Glowacki threw a bad rabbit punch. But two wrongs don't make a right. Glowacki should have had up to 5 minutes to recover and Briedis should have had two points…

Comment by famicommander on 06-26-2019

[QUOTE=HighLightReal;19859220]Asking out of curiosity, automatic title shot for the ref's incompetence or the elbow?[/QUOTE] Both. The elbow was bad, but it came right after Glowacki threw a bad rabbit punch. But two wrongs don't make a right. Glowacki should have…

Comment by HighLightReal on 06-26-2019

[QUOTE=famicommander;19858685]Glowacki should get an automatic shot at the winner.[/QUOTE] Asking out of curiosity, automatic title shot for the ref's incompetence or the elbow?

Comment by chico malo ali on 06-26-2019

War Dorticos!

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