WBC News: Usyk vs Briedis; Olympic Boxing; More

WBC News: Usyk vs Briedis; Olympic Boxing; More

By Mauricio Sulaiman – I am in Riga, Latvia, and still feel the great joy of Saturday night’s event at Riga Arena, where Alexandr Usyk dethroned local hero Mairis Briedis. It is, without a doubt, the best cruiserweight championship fight in the division’s history. The fight card was organized by the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) with extraordinary production, making this “an event.” The world-class arena was packed and the atmosphere was electric throughout the 12 rounds.

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World Boxing Council – 2017 Boxing Awards

World Boxing Council - 2017 Boxing Awards

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman, said the choices were not easy for discerning fans, due to the sheer quality of impressive knockouts, shining prospects, unexpected returns, and many brilliantly thrilling fights, which crystallized as catalysts for an exceptional 2017.

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Sulaiman: GGG has won the hearts of Mexico

Sulaiman: GGG has won the hearts of Mexico

Boxing’s No. 1 superhero and undefeated WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO middleweight world champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN is back home in the Los Angeles area after his well-received visit to the Mexico, the motherland of his boxing style,. Joined by his trainer Abel Sanchez and promoter Tom Loeffler, Golovkin traveled to Mexico City this week to meet with his fans and thank them for the support they have given him throughout his career and especially in the lead up and aftermath of his September 16 title defense against Canelo Alvarez. Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), boxing’s longest-reigning active world champion, has successfully defended the middleweight title 19 times — one short of the record — since 2010.

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