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Usyk vs. Briedis - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard

WBO World Champion Aleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) and WBC World Champion Mairis Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs) exchanged words in Riga at the last press conference before the Ali Trophy semi-final bout in the Latvian capital on Saturday.

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“I am going to entertain the crowd at the Arena Riga - that I can promise,” said Usyk.

“I have worked on some new things and Saturday you will see what I am talking about.”

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10.000 fans are expected at the Arena Riga for the biggest unification fight in many years in the cruiserweight division; a semi-final in the World Boxing Super Series with a final in May in Jeddah, Saudi-Arabia and the Muhammad Ali Trophy at stake.

But hometown hero Briedis insists he doesn’t feel any pressure.

“My team is doing everything to take the pressure is off my shoulders. We are just concentrating on the fight. My dream is to deliver a fight that can go into the Boxing Hall of Fame.”

Said Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer, Kalle Sauerland: “We are delighted to be in Riga. We have an absolute cracker. We have a fight between two world champions, two of the very, very best. We have a great arena and a country which seems captured by boxing and the fact that Muhammad Ali Trophy is coming to Latvia. We have a big showdown, Saturday night is all that boxing is about. Legacy is at stake.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cheek busting on 01-27-2018

Damn, Usyk isn't gonna dominate EVERY single fight. The CW division is by far the deepest division in boxing. Breidis is a world class fighter, and has a very tough style to look good against. Usyk did what he had…

Comment by ScottWeiland on 01-27-2018

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;18441171]What do you make of Usyk? Unconvinced like I am? I could even see Bellew doing something against him.[/QUOTE] Bellew no chance, Usyk would plow his head into mush. Bellew moves to heavy to avoid all these guys and…

Comment by jinkazama555 on 01-27-2018

Usyk clearly won it was hard to give rounds to Briedis after first 4 also there was some dirty stuff from Briedis but Usyk went through it like a boss great fight

Comment by john l on 01-27-2018

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;18441146]Still remain totally unconvinced about Usyk. A lot of his aggression is ineffective and he often throws blind flurries with his head down.[/QUOTE] I thought he won kinda clear but I agree he is deff a good fighter but…

Comment by john l on 01-27-2018

[QUOTE=Dean_Razorback;18441163]i didn't keep a card, but it seemed that way to me. no way in hell this was a draw. i had a russian stream so i had no way to know if they were beeing biased or not lol[/QUOTE]…

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