Mairis Briedis sealed a points win over Yuniel Dorticos
Mairis Briedis defeated Yuniel Dorticos in the World Boxing Super Series final and claimed the IBF cruiserweight title with a majority decision win in Munich.
The Latvian repeatedly troubled Dorticos with powerful counter punches during a commanding performance, but one judge scored it a draw with a tally of 114-114, while the other officials handed in wide verdicts of 117-111 for Briedis, who claimed the Muhammad Ali Trophy.
Briedis had previously held WBC and WBO titles, but has now taken the IBF belt from Dorticos, and will be regarded as the world’s No 1 cruiserweight.
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