The bout between Mairis Briedis and Yuniel Dorticos, set for May 16 in Riga/Latvia, cancelled

The World Boxing Super Series is monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation. Under the current circumstances, a feasible date for the WBSS Cruiserweight Final between Briedis and Dorticos is out of reach.

The final for the Muhammad Ali Trophy was originally scheduled to take place on 21 March 2020 in Riga, Latvia, and then rearranged for 16 May 2020 due to the spreading of COVID-19 – in line with the measures put in effect by the Latvian government to contain the disease. On 7 April 2020, the Latvian government extended the state of emergency and the containment measures until at least 12 May 2020.

Our top priority is to protect the health and safety of the boxers, fans, officials, and staff involved in the World Boxing Super Series. WBSS will inform further as the situation develops.

IN OTHER NEWS: Undefeated Australian standout 'The Mechanic' Liam Callanan has linked up with Oceania boxing supremos Dragon Fire Boxing headed up by Tony Tolj.

Callanan has an unblemished professional record, with 9 wins from his opening 9 contests, with 2 of these victories coming inside the scheduled distance. Callanan, who is trained by world-renowned training team consisting of 'El Tigre' Tony Nobbs, Angelo Hyder and Craig Wilson weighed in on signing with Dragon Fire Boxing.

'The Mechanic' said, "I am delighted to be linking up with Tony Tolj and Dragon Fire Boxing. Dragon Fire Boxing have been world leaders for looking after their fighters from all over the world as a whole, so it's fantastic to be a part of such a great team that really can take fighters to the top and I'd like to thank Tony Tolj for giving me the opportunity to work with Dragon Fire Boxing.

"I am grateful to be be around the likes of Andrew and Jason Moloney, Bruno Tarimo and Billel Dib on a daily basis is only making me a better fighter. They are all top class fighters so I enjoy being around them and they really bring the best out of me and motivate to become the best fighter I can be.

We have the best team going between fighters and trainers we share plenty of laughs and good vibes we all train hard but we enjoy ourselves. I have been training with Tony Nobbs since I was about 19, Tony has helped mentor me into the man I am today and guided me away from a bad lifestyle and when Angelo Hyder moved over here I think I was about 22 at the time he and tony started working together and Angelo has spent a lot of his time helping to guide me to where I am today as well which is awesome I feel like I have 2 of the best coaches in the country in their own rights also Craig Wilson from rival has spent a lot of time working with myself and the other boys hes a top bloke and top

They are top-class trainers so to work with them on a daily basis is only going to improve me more so.

I'm dropping down to the light heavyweight moving forward and I believe that fight fans will see the best of me at that weight and I will win titles when the times right and I trust my team to make that decision on when I should fight for a title. I am enjoying learning and improving and I am happy to wait for the right opportunity.

Callanan is nicknamed the mechanic due to his profession away from the ring. The Australian light heavyweight opened up about how he balances two professions. "It's not the easiest thing to do but I enjoy both of my jobs. I'm just a common man who works hard with his hands but with boxing so I don't really think of it as a job, its a labor of love.

"I'm a working-class man and I love how life has turned out and I'm happy so I want to continue working hard in and out of the ring and hopefully, my boxing career will be laced with Goldust. I'm really living the Australian dream".