Both undefeated, the Ibf Cw champion Murat Gassiev entered this fight with a perfect boxing record of 25-0-0 (18 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.4 cruiserweight in the world while his opponent, the Wba Cw champion Yunier Dorticos, has a record of 22-0-0 (21 KOs=95%) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class (currently the #1 in this division is Oleksandr Usyk). Between 2016 and 2017 Gassiev fought three times winning over Jordan Shimmell (4-stars fight, Gassiev vs Shimmell), Denis Lebedev (=Lebedev vs Gassiev) and Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (=Gassiev vs Wlodarczyk) while Dorticos fought twice beating Youri Kayembre Kalenga (=Kalenga vs Dorticos) and Dmitry Kudryashov (=Dorticos vs Kudryashov). Gassiev vs Dorticos is valid for the IBF World cruiserweight title and it is the semifinal of the World Boxing Super Series Cw tournamet. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Bolshoy Ice Dome, Adler, Russia
Division: cruiserweight (200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: IBF World cruiserweight title
Gassiev’s previous fight: Murat Gassiev vs Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
Dorticos’ previous fight: Yunier Dorticos vs Dmitry Kudryashov
Gassiev’s next fight: Oleksandr Usyk vs Murat Gassiev
Dorticos’ next fight: Yuniel Dorticos vs Mateusz Masternak
Gassiev vs Dorticos full fight video:
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11 comments on “2018 BOXING fight – Murat Gassiev vs Yunier Dorticos – full fight Video IBF”
Lovely fight between two quality competitors. I give it 4 stars.
That 12th round. Wow!
Oh my what an excellent fight! Beautiful boxing by Gassiev, he will be a very very tough opponent for Usyk.
Hell of a fight Dorticos deserves all the respect in the world after those two knockdowns and getting up and fighting back before being stopped?!! Wow what an ending and what a great fight Gassiev is going to give Usyk a tough fight for sure.
Wow. Thrilling to watch Gassiev exhaust the stalking Cuban at mid-fight, and then turn it into a patient and precise execution. Somebody needed to save poor Dorticos at the end.
Great tournament this has turned out to be!
stupid stupid referee why wouldnt he stop the fight? I would be mad if he would do this to my boxer. What was the point? Dorticos was all over the place defenseless but he would give him another and another chance for more punishment. I expected the fight not going past 5th round but Dorticos has amazing output and he wouldnt fold up like I expected him to. Great fight.
I rarely saw a fight with such fierce blows !!
congratulations to Gassiev, respect for Dorticos!
Dorticos … tough. Who can question his chin or heart now? Anyway, when i saw his highlights and his kalenga fight i saw a smart fighter with good gastank and pacing who threw all types of punches in combination. Here we saw a bullrush with just 1-2’s so i was a bit disappointed in him but man … gassiev. Taking nothing away from him. What a champion. “I have just a little bit more intelligence in the ring” he said before the fight and man was he right
A cat and mouse game Gassiev watched and waited and waited, in the meanwhile Dorticos was running out of grunt Gassiev paced himself and saved the best for last. A true four star fight, not just the boxing but the training, planning and listening. With another game plan and a change of tatics the result could have been different. This fight was won with total co operation between boxer and trainer.
Deserves four stars, no doubt about that. Thrilling fight from start to finish with a spectacular ending.
Gassiev’s right-hook + left-uppercut combo is simply too fast and perfect! By the end of the fight, he was able to score with both the left and the right uppercut almost at will. Dorticos showed tremendous heart but was never able to ajust. A crossed arm guard would have gave him a chance to block these uppercuts, but he would’ve been vulnerable to all Gassiev’s vicious hooks.