21.10. 2017, in the ring Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA, determined the last semifinalist “WBSS” in the weight category cruiserweight.
“WBSS” – World Boxing Super Series – Muhammad Ali Trophy Cup tournament, includes the best boxers in the world from the top 15 ratings of four main organizations – WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO, only 8 people, divided into 2 subgroups – A and B, in each of which 4 fighters and fights are held for departure by the play-off system.
In each duel of the super series at stake is the title of World Champion and the fight itself lasts 12 rounds for 3 minutes.
At this time, in the ring met Murat Gassiev (Russia) – 90.3 Kg. – 24-0-0 VS Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (Poland) – 90.5 Kg. – 53-3-1.
At stake was IBF World Cruiserweight Title, -90.7 KG. And the fight formula was the standard for such matches – 12X3.
According to all forecasts and rates at the bookmakers, the leader in this fight was Murat Gassiev and it should be noted that the bookmakers were not mistaken!
The fight started cautiously and with intelligence! Both fighters did not try to force events, realizing that on the side of the Poles they had experience, and on the side of the Russian fighter youth and thirst for victories!
All the rounds looked approximately the same and went on at an average pace until the 1’:57” of the third round, the Russian boxer did not inflict a left uppercut to the head, which immediately transfer the exact blow to the body, and put the point in this fight, sending the Polish boxer in a heavy knockout!
The hand winner’s, was raised Murat Gassiev!
Now Murat Gassiev, 03.02.2018, is waiting in the semifinals for Cuban boxer Yunier Dorticos – 22-0-0, who in his quarterfinal bout, on 23.9.2017, won by knockout over Dmitry Kudryashov from Russia.
In the second semifinal, which is scheduled for 20.01.2018, will meet Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk – 13-0-0 against Latvian fighter Mairis Briedis – 23-0-0.
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