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Usyk to Fight Russia’s Gassiev for Undisputed Cruiserweight Crown

15 February 2018

Ukraine’s undefeated Olympic hero Oleksandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs) narrowly defeated Latvia’s Marcus Breidis in Riga on 27 January to set-up a World Boxing Super Series finale with Russia’s Murat Gassiev (26-0-1, 19 KOs) for the Cruiserweight division’s undisputed title. In front of hundreds of Ukrainian fans that made the trip to Latvia, Usyk won a majority decision over the hometown favourite (114-114, 115-113, 115-113). He will face Gassiev in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 11 May with the winner becoming the first undisputed champion in the Cruiserweight division, as well as the first Muhammad Ali trophy and the lion’s share of a 10 million usd.

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