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Dorticos-Tabiti joins Briedis-Glowacki on June 15th

Dorticos is the #2-seed, while Tabiti upset #4 in the opening round

World Boxing Super Series

The Super Series semifinals are fully scheduled, as the cruiserweight bout between Yunier Dorticos and Andrew Tabiti is set to join the previously announced Mairis Briedis-Krzysztof Glowacki bout on June 15th in Riga, Latvia.

To recap:

Admittedly, Ivan Baranchyk’s status is still up in the air. Mike Coppinger reports that Ricky Burns could step in if “The Beast” can’t be convinced to rejoin the tournament.

Dorticos (23-1, 21 KO), the cruiserweight bracket’s #2-seed, starched Dmitry Kudryashov in the opening round of the last tournament before suffering a highlight reel knockout loss to Murat Gassiev in the semis. “The KO Doctor” got back on track in October with a hard-fought decision over durable veteran Mateusz Masternak.

Tabiti (17-0, 13 KO) was the sole unseeded cruiserweight to make it past the quarterfinals, defeating #4 Ruslan Fayfer by unanimous decision in the latter’s native Russia. His résumé includes wins over Keith Tapia, Lateef Kayode, and Steve Cunningham.

Dorticos will have two inches of height and 3.5 inches of reach on Tabiti, plus the edge in experience and punching power. It’ll be an uphill battle for the Money Team product, but luckily for us, it should be a fun one.

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