ANDl linear world champion of cruiserweight and the International Boxing Federation (IBF), Mairis briedis (27-1, 19 KOs), has publicly hinted that
ANDl linear world champion of cruiserweight and the International Boxing Federation (IBF), Mairis briedis (27-1, 19 KOs), has publicly hinted that he could bet on making the jump to heavyweight. First, must defend his belt against the German Artur Mann (17-1, 9 KOs) this Saturday, Oct. 16 and then if he’s successful, he’ll have some time to think more about the weight shift.
“I was ready to move up to heavyweight this year, but unfortunately, Right now I have no big fight options at heavyweight“assured the Latvian fighter in Bad Left Hook.” Everyone we talked to about a possible fight has been avoiding me, that’s the reality, “he added.
The combat between the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk and Briedis for the unification of the crowns of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and the World Boxing Council (WBC) of the lightweight, in January 2018, it was very close, but that close defeat marked the career of Briedis.
After Usyk’s shocking and dominating performance against Anthony Joshua, Usyk’s name rings out loud as a possible rival to the WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson fury. But Briedis already knows what it’s like to measure up to a heavyweight. In fact, he knocked out the former title challenger. Manuel Charr in five rounds in 2015.
Briedis, the first Latvian to win a world boxing title when he defeated Marco.Huck By unanimous decision in 2017, he will have to make a decision about his career after the fight this Saturday but he already leaves clues: “I still dream of jumping division, it is among my future plans”.