Tabiti: "Dorticos Only Has A
Punchers Chance Against Briedis"
Andrew ‘The Beast’ Tabiti is ready for a comeback and
believes Mairis Briedis will take home the Muhammad Ali
Trophy in the WBSS cruiserweight final against IBF champion
Yuniel Dorticos on March 21 at the Arena Riga.
“I see this final going the distance with Briedis winning
unanimously,” said Tabiti who was stopped by Dorticos in the
10th round with a one-shot, right-hand finish in their
semi-final in June in Latvia’s capital.
“The only thing Dorticos has is a punchers chance. He tries
to be aggressive but Briedis needs to stick to boxing and
apply pressure. I wish both fighters good luck.”
Tabiti outpointed Russia’s Ruslan Fayfer in the
quarter-final in Ekaterinburg in Russia before Dorticos
destroyed his dream of winning the Muhammad Ali Trophy.
“I do want to thank the WBSS for the opportunity. I had an
amazing experience during the tournament,” said the
30-year-old American residing in Las Vegas.
The brutal defeat has not dampened the ambitions of a man
once considered one of the division's most exciting
prospects. Tabiti still sees a bright future for himself.
“The Beast’ will be back in the ring soon and I’m staying
ready so I don’t have to get ready!
“Whoever I’m in the ring with will see a new and improved
‘Beast’! Taking a loss was a humbling experience but it only
made me better and more confident and dangerous! I’m going
to be world champ without a doubt! I want all the belts and
I’m coming for them.”