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Tabiti: Dorticos Only Has Puncher's Chance in Briedis Fight

Andrew ‘The Beast’ Tabiti is ready for a comeback and believes Mairis Briedis will take home the Muhammad Ali Trophy in the WBSS cruiserweight final against IBF champion Yuniel Dorticos on March 21 at the Arena Riga.

“I see this final going the distance with Briedis winning unanimously,” said Tabiti who was stopped by Dorticos in the 10th round with a one-shot, right-hand finish in their semi-final in June in Latvia’s capital.

“The only thing Dorticos has is a puncher's chance. He tries to be aggressive but Briedis needs to stick to boxing and apply pressure. I wish both fighters good luck.”

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Tabiti outpointed Russia’s Ruslan Fayfer in the quarter-final in Ekaterinburg in Russia before Dorticos destroyed his dream of winning the Muhammad Ali Trophy.

“I do want to thank the WBSS for the opportunity. I had an amazing experience during the tournament,” said the 30-year-old American residing in Las Vegas.

The brutal defeat has not dampened the ambitions of a man once considered one of the division's most exciting prospects. Tabiti still sees a bright future for himself.

“The Beast’ will be back in the ring soon and I’m staying ready so I don’t have to get ready!

“Whoever I’m in the ring with will see a new and improved ‘Beast’! Taking a loss was a humbling experience but it only made me better and more confident and dangerous!  I’m going to be world champ without a doubt! I want all the belts and I’m coming for them.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by deanrw on 03-03-2020

Now Tabiti is a guy who knows how to lose with pure class. His mindset right now is the type where he can come back better than before.

Comment by _Rexy_ on 03-03-2020

[QUOTE=YoungManRumble;20440931]If Robert Bryd is somehow the ref again I'm gonna lose my ****[/QUOTE] The old dog should have been put down after that last performance

Comment by YoungManRumble on 03-03-2020

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;20439729]I've got Dorticos, but the fight is in Latvia again...[/QUOTE] If Robert Bryd is somehow the ref again I'm gonna lose my ****

Comment by Kannabis Kid on 03-03-2020

Lol of course Tabiti would say that when Dorticos laid him out properly in his last fight.

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 03-03-2020

This is a tough fight for either man. Hoping the KO Doctor is victorious, but I dunno...

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