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Mairis Briedis vs. Brandon Deslaurier on Usyk-Gassiev Card

Mairis Briedis, Ali Trophy Final Cruiserweight Substitute Fighter, meets Brandon Deslaurier, on the Usyk-Gassiev undercard July 21 at the Olimpiyskiy Arena in Moscow, Russia.

“I can’t wait to fight again,” said Briedis (23-1, 18 KOs). “I'm looking forward to a quality World Boxing Super Series event and I am sure that the 21st of July will make a great night of boxing for the fans in Moscow and all over the world.”

The former WBC World Champion won his quarter-final in the quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy against Mike Perez by unanimous decision and continued to face top-seed Usyk.

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The Latvian sports hero did not fail to impress in a ‘Fight Of The Year’-contender as the semi-final was dubbed.

Briedis was defeated in a close and thrilling contest and gave what Usyk called; ‘the toughest fight of my career.’

The 33-year-old will be on standby to enter the final in Moscow in the unlikely scenario of one of the original participants being unable to compete.

In his fight on the Moscow undercard, Briedis is up against France’s Brandon Deslaurier (11-1-1, 1 KO).

“I'm very excited to come to Russia and compete against a world class fighter like Mairis Briedis. But people must not underestimate me. I am coming to Russia to win and beat Mairis Briedis,” said Deslaurier.

Everything is on the line for Aleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev in the Ali Trophy Cruiserweight Final in Moscow: The winner in Moscow on July 21 will be the first one ever to take home the Muhammad Ali Trophy. The first cruiserweight ever to unify the titles in the four-belt era. The winner will also add RING Magazine’s vacant cruiserweight championship belt.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by wildman on 07-04-2018

Who? I suppose Briedis deserves a cupcake after the tough opponents he has faced recently.

Comment by force.with.us on 07-04-2018

Briedis showed real heart against Usyk. Hope to see him among titlists again soon

Comment by BigZ44 on 07-04-2018

[QUOTE=mlac;18914030]you would of thought the clue was in 'huge power' with 1 KO to his name :lol1:[/QUOTE] You threw me off when you brought up the amateurs :lol1: I was like, DAMN, mlac scouting out the French am's for studs…

Comment by mlac on 07-04-2018

[QUOTE=BigZ44;18913935]You have to be ****ing joking, right?[/QUOTE] you would of thought the clue was in 'huge power' with 1 KO to his name :lol1:

Comment by BigZ44 on 07-04-2018

[QUOTE=mlac;18913930]looking forward to this, Brandon is a very dangerous opponent, huge power and talented chap! been watching him since the Am's :boxing:[/QUOTE] You have to be ****ing joking, right?

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