Mairis Briedis win aganist Mike Perez in round 3

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Mairis Briedis still has his title belt and his undefeated record after a win over Mike Perez.

Mairis Briedis retained his WBC cruiserweight title and moved on to the semifinal round of the World Boxing Super Series tournament, thrilling the hometown crowd in Riga, Latvia, with a decision win over Cuba’s Mike Perez.

WBC World Champion Mairis Briedis (22-0, 18 KOs) came face to face with Mike Perez (22-2-1, 14 KOs) in Riga before their Ali Trophy quarter-final bout at the Riga Arena, September 30.

Briedis now moves on to face WBO champion and tournament top seed Oleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KO), who defeated Marco Huck on September 9 in Germany.

The World Boxing Super Series’ cruiserweight tournament has its first scheduled bout. WBC champion Mairis Briedis, ranked #3 in the lineup, is officially set to face Mike Perez on September 30th in the former’s native Riga, Latvia.

Briedis vs Perez

In the World Boxing Super Series, 16 elite fighters – eight super-middleweights and eight cruiserweights – will battle it out in a bracket-style elimination tournament.

In both divisions, there will be four quarter-finals (September / October 2017), two semi-finals (early 2018) and one final (May 2018), making for a total of 14 high-class fights.

07/10/17 – Super Middleweight Quarter-Final:

  • Chris Eubank Jr vs. Avni Yildirim (IBO World)
    Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, Germany

14/10/17 – Super Middleweight Quarter-Final:

  • George Groves vs. Jamie Cox (WBA Super)
    The SSE Arena, Wembley, London, United Kingdom

Cruiserweight Quarter-Finals:

  • Murat Gassiev vs. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (IBF World)

Super Middleweight Quarter-Finals:

  • Juergen Braehmer vs. Rob Brant