Dorticos Vows To Write History
As He Lands In Germany
IBF champion Yuniel Dorticos (24-1, 22 KOs) and his
entourage touched down safely on Sunday in Munich for his
Ali Trophy showdown against Mairis Briedis (26-1, 19 KOs) on
“The trip went smoothly,” said ‘The KO Doctor’ at the Franz
Josef Strauss Airport. “I am happy to have finally arrived
I’m Munich, and I can’t wait for Saturday night to come.”
The Miami-based Cuban has fought in the U.S., Russia, and
Latvia across two seasons with the WBSS and covered other
parts of the world in his amateur days as part of the Cuban
national boxing team.
“I can fight anywhere, and I loved every second of fighting
all over the world,” he told.
“I’m very honoured and humbled to be fighting for the
Muhammad Ali Trophy here in Munich. I’m going to dedicate it
to his memory by winning it and go down in history.
“I am going to bring the Muhammad Ali Trophy, Ring Magazine
Belt and my IBF belt to Miami!”
The hotly-anticipated World Boxing Super Series Season II
Cruiserweight Final between Mairis Briedis and Yuniel
Dorticos takes place behind-closed-doors in a film studio at
Plazamedia Broadcasting Center in Munich, Germany on
Saturday, 26 September. On the line: The Muhammad Ali
Trophy, IBF World title, and vacant Ring Magazine 200 lbs
The final will be shown live on DAZN in the U.S. & Canada,
Sky Sports in the UK, and Bildplus in Germany.
The Road to Munich:
Maris Briedis, tournament No. 1 seed, qualified for the
final through wins over Noel Mikaelian (UD) and Krzysztof
Glowacki (TKO3), while Dorticos, No. 2 seed conquered
Mateusz Masternak (UD) and Andrew Tabiti (KO10) to enter the
200 lbs decider.
Muhammad Ali Trophy winners:
2019: Josh Taylor (Super-Lightweight), Naoya Inoue
2018: Aleksandr Usyk (Cruiserweight), Callum Smith (Super