Usyk v Briedis – LIVE ON ITV BOXOFFICE – FREE TO AIR
Saturday night 10,000 fans will be lucky enough to be ringside in the Arena Riga for the biggest unification fight in many years in the cruiserweight division.
The semi-final in the World Boxing Super Series between Usyk and Briedis for a place in the final in May in Jeddah, Saudi-Arabia for the right to fight for the Muhammad Ali Trophy is at stake.
“I am going to entertain the crowd at the Arena Riga – that I can promise,” said Usyk.
“I have worked on some new things and Saturday you will see what I am talking about.”
But hometown hero Briedis insists he doesn’t feel any pressure.
“My team is doing everything to take the pressure is off my shoulders. We are just concentrating on the fight. My dream is to deliver a fight that can go into the Boxing Hall of Fame.”
Said Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer, Kalle Sauerland: “We are delighted to be in Riga. We have an absolute cracker. We have a fight between two world champions, two of the very, very best. We have a great arena and a country which seems captured by boxing and the fact that Muhammad Ali Trophy is coming to Latvia. We have a big showdown, Saturday night is all that boxing is about. Legacy is at stake.”