Tag: Cruiserweight

Mairis Briedis Defeats Yuniel Dorticos to Win WBSS Cruiserweight Final

By Jon Uddin🖊️ | 09/27/2020

It didn’t turn out to be the action packed blockbuster many boxing fans had hoped it would be, but in the end 👑🇱🇻Mairis Briedis achieved his goal of hoisting the Muhammad Ali trophy after beating 🇨🇺Yuniel Dortiocs in Munich, Germany. Continue reading “Mairis Briedis Defeats Yuniel Dorticos to Win WBSS Cruiserweight Final”

Briedis, Dorticos Ready to Battle for Cruiserweight Supremacy

By Jon Uddin🖊️ | 09/23/2020

The long awaited final battle to crown the Cruiserweight king of the World Boxing Super Series is finally set to take place Saturday night in Munich, Germany. Continue reading “Briedis, Dorticos Ready to Battle for Cruiserweight Supremacy”

Ilunga Makabu Claims WBC Cruiserweight Title With Win Over Michal Cieslak

In a solid Cruiserweight bout that saw both men exchange a knockdown, 🇨🇩“Junior” Ilunga Makabu (27-2-0, 24KO) overcame a slow start and dominated the back end of the fight to win the WBC Cruiserweight title by unanimous decision (116-111, 115-111, 114-112) over Poland’s 🇵🇱Michal Cieslak (19-1-0, 13KO). Continue reading “Ilunga Makabu Claims WBC Cruiserweight Title With Win Over Michal Cieslak”

In Memoriam: Carlos De Leon (1959-2020), A Great Warrior Taken Away from Us 📰

By Tré Berry III🖊️

Rest in Piece to one of the greatest Cruiserweight’s of all time ♛🇵🇷Carlos “Sugar” De Leon (53-8-1, 33KO👊), who passed away earlier today from what was described as a heart seizure. He was 60 years old upon his passing. De Leon was one of the original pioneers of the Cruiserweight division, becoming its Continue reading “In Memoriam: Carlos De Leon (1959-2020), A Great Warrior Taken Away from Us 📰”

Makabu Feeling at Home in Russia

The always entertaining, skilled Cruiserweight top world contender 🇨🇩Ilunga Mkabu (26-2-0, 24KO) is 2-0 this year, winning both fights on the road in Russia. This time Makabu dropped Russia’s 🇷🇺Aleksei Papin (11-1-0, 10KO) late in the 12th round to get the majority decision in Chelyabinsk, Russia on the undercard to Sergey Kovalev vs Anthony Yarde.

The win comes just two months after the heavy handed Congolese fighter traveled over to Russia and knocked out contender 🇷🇺Dmitry Kudryashov in five rounds in what was a firefight.  Ilunga has all but placed himself in the short running to receive another title shot.