Yuniel Dorticos is on the comeback trail. The former World Boxing Association world cruiserweight champion is looking to get his title belt back after losing it to Murat Gassiev in a 12 round technical knockout loss in which he went down twice in the final round. Dorticos, currently ranked sixth in the world, will be facing 12th ranked Andrew Tabiti for the International Boxing Federation interim cruiserweight title which is also part of the World Boxing Super Series semifinals. This is part of the exciting new boxing package offered by DAZN.
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Yuniel Dorticos -265
Andrew Tabiti +225
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DAZN will present the International Boxing Federation interim cruiserweight title and World Boxing Super Series semifinals between Yuniel Dorticos (23-1-0, 21 knockouts) and Andrew Tabiti (17-0, 13 knockouts). This bout is scheduled for 12 rounds and will take place at Arena Riga, Riga.
Yuniel Dorticos, also known as “The KO Doctor” is vowing to bring fireworks to Riga for his upcoming interim International Boxing Federation interim cruiserweight title fight against Andrew “Beast” Tabiti.
Last time out for Dorticos was an impressive and tough 12 round unanimous decision win over Mateusz Masternak in the World Boxing Super Series quarterfinal. A win in his fight against Tabiti would continue his redemption quest and put him in the World Boxing Super Series Final for the Ali Trophy.
“Training has been amazing.” Said Dorticos. “I have trained like never before. I respect any man who gets in a ring but Tabiti is in my way to the final and I will eliminate his at all costs.
“The fans in Riga can expect a show, I’m a prize fighter and I’m going to make sure they get their money’s wroth and more. When the KO Doctor goes into that ring it will be nothing but fireworks and excitement. I don’t come to run I come to fight.”
In fact, Dorticos has a special and personal message for Tabiti. “Tabiti be prepared because what’s coming for you is pure fire!”
Dorticos is working extra hard on preparation for this fight. The number two seed is excited about the venue of Riga and the opportunity to gain the final.
“It’s an honor and I’m extremely excited to fight in Riga,” said the second seed and former champ. “It’s a beautiful country with amazing people and culture. My game plan will be simple. Tabiti will learn why I am called the KO Doctor. A doctor can operate at any level. It can be a quick procedure or a prolonged procedure. Regardless it will be very painful for Tabiti.”
At the forefront of motivation for Dorticos is his loss to Marat Gassiev, the only defeat of his professional career. Dorticos is on the war path to make up for that setback and to get back on top.
“Once and for all I will showcase why I‘m the best and most exciting cruiserweight in the world to watch. To all the fans all over the world and to all the fans in Riga you can expect the best version of the KO Doctor. I’m bringing the fireworks on my fist and it will be a historic night in Riga!”
As for Tabiti he is not backing down and looks forward to the biggest fight of his career.
“I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to prove I’m one of the best out there in my division since the beginning of my career. I believe this is the fight where I’ll show the world that I’m world champion material.”
Boxing Betting Tips
Dorticos has the championship fight experience and motivation to carry him to victory here.
Boxing Odds Pick: Yuniel Dorticos
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