Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Dorticos Training, Waiting On New Date For Briedis WBSS Fight

IBF cruiserweight champion Yuniel Dorticós has been a victim of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Cuban puncher has been inactive since June of 2019, when he knocked out Andrew Tabiti in their semi-final bout in the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament.

Dorticos is going to face Mairis Briedis in the finals of the WBSS tourney.

Their fight has already been postponed on two occasions due to the pandemic raging forward since the month of March. And even prior to that, the bout had been pushed back two times.

briedis-dorticos (1)

Dorticos remains hopeful that his bout with Briedis can take place before the end of the year.

At the moment he's staying in shape by training hard with head coach Pedro Roque, because the confirmation of his new date with Briedis could come at any time.

"[Being in isolation for months has] been very tough, not just for me, but for the boxing world and all people. This virus has paralyzed everything, but we have kept training, sometimes soft, sometimes hard. But here you see me in the gym, this is the food and my breakfast. I'm waiting for the date to come and fight," Dorticos told George Ebro.

"[These postponements would] mentally affect any boxer. It's not going to affect me to the point of getting me down, but all of the ups and downs was a little upsetting and I was a little worried about falling short when getting into training. But [my trainer] knows how to assimilate, he knows what he's doing. One day we would run hard and the next day we walked.'

"This kind of wait brings despair, but I'm actually calm. I want to fight. I'm a world champion and the whole world knows it. What's missing is to prove who the 'Knockout Doctor' is when the day comes. I know what it means to be quarantined in the house, but soon there will be a date and soon the virus will go away as well and the world will be free of all this..... with a new champion, with the Muhammad Ali Trophy."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by LAchargers373 on 08-01-2020

Dorticós will brutalize Briedis I cant wait to see that cheater get washed

Comment by Eff Pandas on 07-31-2020

Fooking WBSS. That said ultimately this time off could be a good thing towards WBSS getting their ducks in a row & straightened out. Could also be the death kneel if they think it makes their tournament less viable without…

Comment by Chrismart on 07-31-2020

I'm still looking forward to this one. It's been a long time in the making though.

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (3)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Pasillas: Everyone On My Team Understands My Goals - Go Straight Forward And Win Titles USA Boxing Converts Abandoned Department Store To Prepare For Olympics Dana White: Mayweather is Going To Give Paul Worst Ass-Whoopin You've Ever Seen James Tennyson on Facing Best at 135: They're Winnable Fights For Me, Very Winnable Johnson-Zumbano Added To Don King's PPV Card on January 29 Sparrow: We're Not Gonna Box Romero; Walking Straight To Him, Going For Knockout Conor McGregor: Jake Paul Is A Confused Little Kid, Boxing Him Is Not On My Radar Manager: Canelo, Media Are Underestimating Avni Yildirim Fury Promoter: Usyk Will Not Be Able To Get in The Way of Joshua Unification Ra'eese Aleem, Victor Pasillas - Set For WBA Title Fight Angelo Leo, Stephen Fulton - Ready For WBO Title Fight Topps Commemorates Muhammad Ali With 100 Piece Card Set To Be Dropped Over 50 Weeks IBF Refused To Recognize Xu Can as WBA Champion Romero To Face Sparrow In Non-Title Fight, Overweight Pauldo Fails Pre-Fight Physical Aram Avagyan Wants Jose Nunez Rematch - But With Different Officials Estrada-Chocolatito II Heading To Dallas; McCaskill-Braekhus II, Kyoguchi-Aragon Vega Added To Bill Ronnie Shields: Pauldo Cannot Fight Romero The Same Way Marinez Boxed Him Teofimo Lopez Jr. and Sr., Zepeda-Baranchyk Among 2020 BWAA Awards Honorees Stephen Fulton-Angelo Leo/Showtime Weigh-In Results From Mohegan Sun Martin Bakole Inks Advisory Deal With MTK Global Ra'esse Aleem: I'll Stop Pasillas, Prove That I'm True Threat In 122-Pound Division Claressa Shields: I'll Make MMA Debut In Mid-June; Excited To Prove All Doubters Wrong! Sor Rungvisai-Sithmorseng Clash Set For March 13 In Thailand Haney: Loma Acted Like I Didn't Exist When I Was His Mandatory; Does He Deserve Shot Now? Josh Warrington Explains Why He Took Big Risk in Vacating IBF Title Efetobor Apochi: I'm Here To Resurrect The Cruiserweight Division Wes Capper vs. Fano Kori Set For February 26 in Metro City Claressa Shields: Marshall Using My Name To Sell Fights, I'll Smoke Her! Arnold Barboza Eager To Face Jack Catterall, Willing To Fight in UK Ricards Bolotniks Would Love Lyndon Arthur or Anthony Yarde Rolando Romero: Jackson Marinez Is The Biggest Bitch In Boxing! Tim Bradley: Canelo Not Facing The Best Right Now, Yildirim is a Punching Bag, I'm Not Paying! Joseph Parker: After Fa, I'd Love The Opportunity To Face Joe Joyce Gilberto Ramirez: Canelo Fight Would Be a Classic, He Knows I'm Not Kovalev or Smith Smith-Vlasov, Berchelt-Valdez Cards To Be Held At MGM Grand In Las Vegas Pauldo: Romero Got Out-Boxed In Last Fight; I’m The Better, Smarter, Faster Boxer Pasillas: I Didn't Give A Sh-t About Encarnacion's Record, Same Goes For Aleem McGregor-Guerfi, McKenna-Turarov Get Dates, Donnie Nietes Return Set Josh Taylor: I Really Do Believe I'm Going To Knock Jose Ramirez Out Beterbiev vs. Deines on March 20 at Megasport Arena in Moscow
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement