By Francisco Salazar
Murat Gassiev and Yunier Dorticos will square off in a bout between unbeaten cruiserweights, Steven Bash confirmed with BoxingScene.com 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 BoxingScene.com. “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 BoxingScene.com 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