Tag Archives: Oleksandr Usyk

Southern California, The Soul of Boxing: part 4 of a 4-part series

A few weeks before Halloween a middleweight fighter from Kazakhstan, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was making his first ring appearance in Southern California and facing Mexico’s Marco Antonio

Notes and Nuggets by Thomas Hauser

Germany, and did battle over four heated rounds. Their encounter could be dismissed as taking place far beyond the outer fringe of boxing but for one notable fact

The Cruiserweight Division is Hot, But For How Long?

Caesars Sports Pavilion in Las Vegas. (The WBO, which came into existence in 1988, did not crown its first cruiser champ, Boone Pultz, until Dec. 3, 1989.)

Andrew Tabiti Isn’t Your Typical High Grade Cruiserweight

These are exciting times for the cruiserweight division. The talent pool has never been deeper. From a global perspective, there has never been a cruiserweight fight

Fast Results From Russia: Gassiev Stops Dorticos in 12

The 12,000-seat Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia, hosted the second semi-final match in the cruiserweight tournament of the World Boxing Super Series. Murat Gassiev

Gassiev-Dorticos Promises More Cruiserweight Fireworks

World Boxing Super Series which sees Russian Murat Gassiev paired with Cuban exile Yunier Dorticos.
Gassiev  (25-0) was doing good

Three Punch Combo: Logical Options for Andre Ward if he Returns and More

Squared circle and this week Andre Ward made some statements on Twitter that seemed to indicate he was seriously contemplating a comeback.

Oleksandr Usyk Defeats Mairis Briedis in Riga Thriller

The ringside hostilities were not perhaps as expected tonight in the Riga Arena, Latvia, as Oleksandr Usyk met Mairis Briedis […]

Fast Results from Riga: Usyk Works Hard to Upend Spunky Briedis

Saturday’s match in Riga between undefeated cruiserweight titlists Oleksandr Usyk and Mairis Briedis was hyped as the biggest sporting event ever in Latvia

Usyk-Briedis Promises a High Quality Clash in Riga This Weekend

Pardon me for saying so, but somebody’s “O” has got to go.

Oleksandr Usyk, out of Kiev, Ukraine, and Mairis Briedis, out of Riga, Latvia, meet this  Saturday night in the Riga Arena