The former Wbc Cw champion Mairis Briedis entered this fight with a pro record of 26-1-0 (19 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 cruiserweight in the world. He suffered his only loss when he faced Oleksandr Usyk in 2018 (via majority decision, Oleksandr Usyk vs Mairis Briedis), after this bout he has defeated Brandon Deslaurier (Mairis Briedis vs Brandon Deslaurier), Noel Gevor (Mairis Briedis vs Noel Gevor) and Krzysztof Glowacki (Mairis Briedis vs Krzysztof Glowacki).
His opponent, the former Wba and current Ibf Cw champ Yuniel Dorticos, has an official boxing record of 24-1-0 (22 KOs=92%) and he entered as the No.4 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Murat Gassiev in 2018 (Murat Gassiev vs Yunier Dorticos) but then he has beat Mateusz Masternak (Yuniel Dorticos vs Mateusz Masternak) and Andrew Tabiti (Yuniel Dorticos vs Andrew Tabiti). Dorticos vs Briedis is valid for the IBF World cruiserweight title (Dorticos’ first defense) and it is the final of the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament (WBSS – Muhammad Ali Trophy). Watch the video and rate this fight!