Tickets for the Ali Trophy semi-final bout in the cruiserweight edition of the World Boxing Super Series between WBO World Champion Aleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) and WBC World Champion Mairis Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs) go on sale on Monday December 11th at 12.00 (Noon) CET, via bilesuserviss.lv with prices starting at €50.
This biggest Cruiserweight unification fight for several years, takes place at the Arena Riga in Latvia on January 27, 2018.
“Usyk, World Champion and the number one seed in the tournament collides with Briedis, national hero and World Champion. It doesn’t get much bigger than this,” said Kalle Sauerland, Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer. "The noise from 10.000 fans when Mairis Briedis faced Mike Perez at the Arena Riga in September was one of the highlights of the quarter-finals in the World Boxing Super Series."
And Ukrainian Usyk promises another night to remember for boxing fans at the arena and around the world: “Fans at the arena and in front of their TV’s can look forward to a beautiful and interesting battle between two world champions.”
Said Briedis: “I am looking forward to fight once again in front of the incredible crowd at the Arena Riga and I will do everything to make them proud with another victory.”
Fans are asked to sign-up for ticket alerts at worldboxingsuperseries.com to receive the ticket link emailed directly to their inbox and avoid disappointment.
IN OTHER NEWS: THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY returns with a new edition WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Hosted by the four-time Sports Emmy® winner, who has hosted HBO Boxing since joining the network in 1988, the show is a provocative, engaging and informative experience that delves into intriguing storylines, news and issues that are top-of-mind in boxing.
The show is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.
Segments on this edition of THE FIGHT GAME include: a review of Miguel Cotto’s final professional fight, with analyst Bernard Hopkins putting his remarkable career in perspective; a 20th-anniversary flashback to the intense Prince Naseem Hamed-Kevin Kelley bout; and a discussion of the sport’s hottest topics with Lampley and Max Kellerman.
Immediately following the show’s Dec. 13 debut, fight fans can log on to hbo.com for an exclusive overtime segment hosted by Lampley.