Yuniel Dorticos vs Mairis Briedis

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Briedis is the better boxer and I can see him doing it on points against the KO doctor. He hasn't looked great in the last 18 months though.
Briedis is lethal with his power, but if he can't stop you, he can also outwrestle you. I'm imaging this fight ends up more like Perez/Briedis, but I'd love to see the Briedis from the Usyk fight. That version was a fucking monster.
 
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I've gone Dorticos late stoppage because he's durable and carries power throughout while Bredis has looked quite ragged since the trainer split but will revue my pick after the weigh in seeing as the fight is on home soil for Bredis.
 
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Toyed for late September! I leaned toward Briedis, but I'm starting to lean toward Dorticos. Father time and he really hasn't looked great lately.

Briedis from 2016 snipes Dorticos. I'm not so sure now.
 
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All over this. I love my cruisers.


Very, very good value for Briedis stopping Dorticos. 13/5 seems very good, considering Briedis could counter his jab with a hook late on. Good value (6/1) on Briedis stopping him in the second half too. I am nudging toward Dorticos, but Briedis is underpriced on a stoppage.
 
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Briedis is lethal with his power, but if he can't stop you, he can also outwrestle you. I'm imaging this fight ends up more like Perez/Briedis, but I'd love to see the Briedis from the Usyk fight. That version was a fucking monster.
Can see Briedis stopping a tired Dorticos with an uppercut

I still wish we got to see Briedis vs Gassiev at CW that would have been a war
 
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Good fight, glad this is finally happening. Think Bredis wins by late stoppage over a tired Dorticos.

Dorticos is very dangerous though, particularly in the first half.
 
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I thought this was a good fight. Very little in the first half between both men. Dorticos came forward as expected and Briedis was having a look with the uppercut. I actually felt Yuniel had some good body jabs and was getting moderate success with that. As the fight wore on; Briedis' IQ and Dorticos' predictability shone through.

My two issues. Dorticos was headhunting without any regard for the body or setting it up properly behind the jab. You've to go downstairs to go upstairs. Especially for him to get the leverage on his right. It's basic boxing. Also, his corner. Why weren't they telling him to go for the KO as of round 10? It was very clear he needed a stoppage to win. If he got hooked or countered with an uppercut in the 11th, so what? He wasn't winning.

116-112 on my card.

Where next for both men? Briedis could comfortably be the elder statesman of the division for a few years. Okolie might hug him to death (if he gets through Glowacki), but I still reckon Lawrence struggles against good counter punchers. Savon bitched him in the Olympics and WSB. Dorticos doesn't really have anywhere else to go?

Evgeny Tishchenko is probably my darkhorse, but at 29 might need another 2 or 3 years to peak. Decent pedigree though.
 
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^ I had it a little wider than you, but good analysis.

Amazing that one judge had it even. Well, not surprising at all, actually. Same as it ever was...

I think Dorticos is done at the elite level. He looked a little sluggish in there. A little 1-dimensional, a little.... old.
 
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^ I had it a little wider than you, but good analysis.

Amazing that one judge had it even. Well, not surprising at all. actually. Same as it ever was...

I think Dorticos is done at the elite level. He looked a little sluggish in there. A little 1-dimensional, a little.... old.

116-112 or 117-111. Wouldn't have cried at that. I really like Dorticos. Painfully exposed after the 4th round. Better footwork and ringman ship is required to create openings for his unruly reach. Dare I say Cuban skills could have helped?! Seriously though, why didn't YD's corner have him go for broke after round 9 or 10?

If I'm honest, Briedis put on a boxing clinic in the second half. Proper impressed by a man I viewed as on the slide. I can see a boxer unlocking him in a year or two, but there's no-one readily available to do it. Makabu will fall short and we've already spoken about the Okolie/Briedis winner. Sluggers need not apply.
 
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