The cruiserweights will battle at the Arena Riga in Latvia.
WBO World cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) will be traveling to Riga, Latvia on January 27 to face WBC champion Mairis Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs) in the semifinals of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament.
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Usyk, 30, is the No.1 seed in the WBSS tournament, but he’ll still need to travel to fight in the hometown of Latvian Briedis on January 27.
The other semifinal cruiserweight fight of the tourney will feature Murat Gassiev and Yunier Dorticos on Feb. 3rd in Russia, with the finals slated for May 2018 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
At Riga, Latvia:
Oleksandr Usyk vs. Mairis Briedis, 12 rounds, WBO/WBC cruiserweight unification, World Boxing Super Series semifinals
Filip Hrgovic vs. Tom Little, 8 rounds, heavyweights
Otto Wallin vs. Srdan Govegarica, 8 rounds, heavyweights
Yoann Kongolo vs. Andrejs Pokumeiko, 10 rounds, light heavyweights
Micki Nielsen vs. Ricards Bolotniks, 8 rounds, cruiserweights
Nikolajs Grisunins vs. Jozsef Darmos, 8 rounds, cruiserweights
Jevgenijs Aleksejevs vs. Maurice Possiti, 6 rounds, light heavyweights
Araik Marutjan vs. Richard Hegyi, 4 rounds, middleweights
Mikael Lawal vs. Istvan Orsos, 4 rounds, cruiserweights