Mairis Briedis Training For Return on Usyk-Gassiev Card

By Per Ake Persson

Former WBC cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis is in full training for a fight on the undercard of the Usyk-Gassiev unification, which takes place on July 21 in Moscow.

However, there´s also a contractual dispute with manager Al Siesta, who states that Briedis doesn´t - "in theory" - have a license to fight due to a suspension for breach of contract.

Raimond Zeps, representing Briedis, wrote in an email to this reporter that there is no "breach of contract" as there is no contract. The opponent for July 21 has not been announced.


German former world champ, World Boxing Super Series participant and trainer Juergen Braehmer is now out as challenger for the EU title but is instead official challenger for the EBU super middleweight title.

The champion, Robin Krasniqi, was previously stopped by Braehmer in a WBA (regular) world title fight but have since, like Braehmer, dropped down to super middleweight and is lined up for a voluntary defence on October 27 so a second showdown between these two appears to have to wait a little.

 As for the EU title Spaniard Ronny Landeata will fight an opponent to be confirmed August 25 in Malaga.

German heavyweight Alexander Dimitrenko is now out as official challenger for the EBU title held by Agit Kabayel as he will fight Bryant Jennings on August 18 in Atlantic City.

As for who will replace Dimitrenko as official challenger is an open question. Of the top five Tony Bellew and former EU titleholder Otto Wallin are available while the others are occupied elsewhere. # 6 is Dereck Chisora, who will fight Carlos Takam # 4, while # 7 Robert Helenius, currently nursing an injured hand, could also enter the picture.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mammoth on 06-30-2018

Any rumors who he'll fight?

Comment by keith_head on 06-29-2018

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;18899633]Dimkitrenko is an absolute bum and easy to stop, hes just like David Price. Easy fight for Jennings. I wish Jennings would get more active again, hes a solid contender.[/QUOTE] I mean yeah, Jennings should be way to fast for…

Comment by Tobi.G on 06-28-2018

[QUOTE=keith_head;18897771]Dimitrenko vs Jennings huh? Not a bad fight[/QUOTE] Dimkitrenko is an absolute bum and easy to stop, hes just like David Price. Easy fight for Jennings. I wish Jennings would get more active again, hes a solid contender.

Comment by keith_head on 06-28-2018

Dimitrenko vs Jennings huh? Not a bad fight

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Ngabu vs. Merhy in Play For EBU Strap After Jur KO Loss Joshua vs. Povetkin: The Joys of Disappointment Abel Sanchez Not Surprised Canelo Withstood Golovkin's Power Mikey Garcia: My Main Target, Focus and No. 1 Goal is Spence! Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk Card Coming Together Pacquiao Says No Tune-Up Needed, Mayweather May Have One Miguel Roman: Miguel Berchelt Will Not Withstand My Pace Yuriorkis Gamboa, Juan Manuel Lopez Doubleheader on 11/10 Sergio Martinez Discusses Unbeaten Prospect Jon Fernandez Photos: Luke Campbell, Yvan Mendy, Okolie, Askin - Workouts Photos: David Price, Sergey Kuzmin - Open Workouts Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Putting in Work Fury on Wilder: Klitschko Hit Really Hard Too, It Didn't Affect Me! Arum Amused: I'd Be Conflicted If De La Hoya Ran Against Trump Froch: Joshua Needs to Entertain, Show Fighting Spirit Again Joshua-Povetkin: A Look at Heavyweight Olympic Champions UK News: McCullagh-Kennedy, Edwards-Farrag, Gallagher-Byrne Savannah Marshall Added To Fury vs. Pulev Card Amir Khan: Did You See The Size of Canelo When He Fought Me?! Gallagher Expects Smith To Peak, Shine Against George Groves Chocolatito's Options To Be Evaluated, Yafai Not Ruled Out Lemieux: Golovkin is Not The Same, Rematch Would Be Different Arum: Lomachenko Wants Mikey Garcia Fight Right After Pedraza Frank Warren: I Had Golovkin Beating Canelo By Three Rounds Anthony Joshua Won't Chase a KO: I've Got To Be Clever Now Kevin Johnson Feels Experience Edge May Down Daniel Dubois Hearn: I'm Quite Worried, Povetkin is Tough Fight For Joshua David Benavidez Makes No Excuses, Apologizes For Failed Test Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Vindicated Himself For Positive Tests Energy Execs Glove Up To Knock Out Child Sexual Abuse Frank Warren: Frampton-Warrington is Not Two Recycled Guys DAZN, The New Kid On The Block, Ready For Boxing Kickoff Canelo's Possible Return: December 15 Reserved at MSG, MGM Nacho: Canelo Did Great, But I Think Golovkin Won WBC Prez: Canelo Deserved The Win in Golovkin Rematch David Benavidez Comes Up Positive For Cocaine in VADA Test Wilder vs. Fury Promotional Tour is Ready, Reveals Frank Warren Pacquiao: Me and Mayweather Have Unfinished Business! Encarnacion, Michael Rivera, Starling Castillo Ink With Sampson Photos: Jacobs, Andrade, Haney Training Hard at SNAC Facility

Latest Active Forum Threads