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Murat Gassiev May Return on November Date in Russia

Former unified cruiserweight world champion Murat Gassiev may return to the ring for a comeback fight in November in Russia. TASS was informed about this possibility by the general secretary of the Russian Boxing Federation, Umar Kremlev.

"Murat's promoter and manager are also engaged in the conversation [on this scenario], but there is a proposal to hold a fight in early November in Russia. We are now considering it," said Kremlev.

Gassiev (26-1, 19 KOs) has been out of the ring for over two years.

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The last time Gassiev saw action, was when he lost a twelve round decision to Oleksandr Usyk in a full cruiserweight unification in July of 2018. Their bout was the final round of the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament.

To get to the finals, Gassiev scored knockout wins over Yuniel Dorticos and Krzysztof Wlodarczyk.

After suffering his first career defeat, Gassiev made a career decision to make the jump in weight to the heavyweight division.

Since then, the Russian puncher has not entered the ring due to injuries, as well as problems with the organization of his training camp.

He was scheduled several times to make his heavyweight debut, but the contest was always being pushed back for one reason or another. During this period of time, Gassiev was working with Matchroom Sport and DAZN.

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Comment by steeve steel on 09-11-2020

[QUOTE=theface07;20754903]Somewhat but styles make fights. I'm not saying Usyk isn't exceptional but Breidis did much better than Gassiev in the WBSS against Usyk. It was a very close fight whereas Usyk vs Gassiev was one sided.[/QUOTE] Yes. because Usyk does…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 09-11-2020

He should stay at cruiserweight. Heavyweights will smash him.

Comment by Mammoth on 09-11-2020

[QUOTE=landotter;20753516]Is it crazy to say that his talents may translate better to HW than Usyk? And I an a fairly proud Usyk fan.[/QUOTE] Not at all. Gassiev has much better power than Usyk and that means a lot at heavy.

Comment by theface07 on 09-11-2020

[QUOTE=steeve steel;20753155]When you look at how good Dorticos is, and knowing how Gassiev beat him, and then putting into perspective how Usyk neutralized Gassiez, well.. That shows how good Usyk really is.[/QUOTE] Somewhat but styles make fights. I'm not saying…

Comment by theface07 on 09-11-2020

[QUOTE=Tails;20752949]Gassiev is still really young compared to most people in his weightclass. He just has that old man look that is deceiving. I checked into some recent stuff about him to see if he had any fight scheduled and I…

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