Ukrainian Boxer Oleksandr Usyk won his match against Mairis Briedis.
Usyk used his jab consistently, landed occasional power shots with his straight left hand and withstood Briedis’ body attack to win a 12-round majority decision in the semifinals of the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament in Riga, Latvia. The fight took place at Riga Arena, in the previously unbeaten Briedis’ hometown.
The judges gave the victory to Usyk, and the stats were 114-114, 115-113, 115-113. This way, Briedis lost his first match ever, and Usyk got into the finals of the World Boxing Super Series.