Murat Gassiev-Yunier Dorticos, Unbeatens Clash on 3/6

By Francisco Salazar

Murat Gassiev and Yunier Dorticos will square off in a bout between unbeaten cruiserweights, Steven Bash confirmed with on Monday night.

Gassiev and Dorticos will square off in a 10 round bout with a handful of regional titles at stake.

“Dorticos signed his side of the contract,” Bash, who represents Gassiev, told “We have a fight.”

The fight is scheduled to take place on March 6 at the Civic Auditorium in Glendale, a suburb of Los Angeles.

The Russian-born Gassiev (20-0, 14 KOs) made his United States debut on January 23, winning by disqualification when his opponent, Terrence Smith, repeatedly held Gassiev during the fourth round.

After winning his first 17 bouts as a pro by knockout, Dorticos (18-0, 17 KOs) won a one-sided 10 round unanimous decision over Edison Miranda on July 10 in Miami, Florida.

A full undercard will be announced at a later date. For tickets and information, contact Bash Boxing at (626) 388-8888.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Salazar also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, RingTV, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing    

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Koba-Grozny on 02-05-2015

A nice fight on paper and I do like Gassiev but I think Dorticos' experience (am and pro) and the greater depth of his pro opposition have to make him a wide favourite. That said at age 21 Murat has…

Comment by Slowhand on 02-05-2015

[QUOTE=Loque-san;15352485]This fight was originally scheduled for 2/27 on FOX Sports. This is a very intriguing fight between two hard-hitting undefeated prospects who are not afraid to lose their "0". I hope it will be televised.[/QUOTE] Agreed, wish we had more…

Comment by Loque-san on 02-05-2015

This fight was originally scheduled for 2/27 on FOX Sports. This is a very intriguing fight between two hard-hitting undefeated prospects who are not afraid to lose their "0". I hope it will be televised.

Comment by The Hammer on 02-05-2015

They are throwing young Gassiev to the wolves. Dorticos have a very deep amateur background and is age 28. He's fought better opposition as a pro than Gassiev and has won nearly all his fights by KO. Gassiev is just…

Comment by damit305 on 02-04-2015

Dorticos has been a pleasure to watch so far.

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