Cruiserweights Murat Gassiev (25-0, 18 KOs) and Yunier Dorticos (22-0, 21 KOs) took to the scale today for the official weigh-in before they square off tomorrow in Sochi, Russia. The scheduled semifinal fight will produce the final contestant for the World Boxing Super Series’ championship, taking on Oleksandr Uysk.
WBA cruiserweight champion Yunier Dorticos stepped on the scale first and weighed in right at the cruiserweight limit of 200lbs. He wasn’t ripped up or anything, but appeared to be in great condition for the fight.
IBF cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev was up next and stepped on the scale at just under the cruiserweight limit at 199lbs. He too looked to be in excellent condition for tomorrow’s fight.
In the post-weigh-in interview Dorticos proclaimed that this fight won’t be going the distance and that he’ll knockout Gassiev before the fifth round. Gassiev said he feels no extra pressure taking on this bout in his home country and that he plans on putting on a good show for Russian boxing fans.
Check out the full video of the weigh-in above!