Ssuccessfully retained his IBF world cruiserweight titles
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Briedis got to work in the second round, when he landed a solid right hand that sent Mann to the canvas. Mairis continued to attack his rival, knocking him down again with 40 seconds left in the round. Mann fell for the third time, under a barrage of blows, not long after getting up after the second fall.
Briedis mentioned that this would be one of his last fights in his home country, as he pursues bigger challenges at cruiserweight and explores heavyweight more. His only loss came to former cruiserweight champion and multiple heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.
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