The undefeated current Wbc and former Ibo Cw champion Mairis Briedis entered this fight with a perfect record of 22-0-0 (18 KOs=82%) and he is ranked as the No.2 cruiserweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Oleksandr Usyk). In his last three bouts he has won over Olanrewaju Durodola (=Briedis vs Durodola), Simon Vallily and Marco Huck (=Huck vs Briedis).
His opponent, Mike Perez, has an official boxing record of 22-2-1 (14 knockouts) and he entered as the No.25 in the same weight class. He lost to Alexander Povetkin in 2015 (=Povetkin vs Perez) but he came back to win in 2017 against Viktor Biscak moving down to the cruiserweight division. Mairis Briedis vs Mike Perez is the quarter final of the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament and it is valid for the WBC World Cw title (Briedis’ first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia
Division: cruiserweight (200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: WBC World Cruiserweight title
Briedis’ previous fight: Marco Huck vs Mairis Briedis
Briedis’ next fight: Oleksandr Usyk vs Mairis Briedis
Briedis vs Perez Fight Video:
(Free embeddable video hosted on Youtube and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)