The cruiserweight division has undergone a near-complete makeover and now the WBC will have a new titleholder this weekend.
With the World Boxing Super Series having its final card of the semifinal round in Riga, Latvia, the attention now shifts to the 200-pound division and the many changes it has had in recent weeks.
Not only does the WBA have one less titleholder, but both the WBO and WBC announced that Aleksandr Usyk is no longer their respective world champion. Now while the WBO elevated Krzysztof Glowacki from interim titleholder to full champion, the WBC still remains vacant. That will all change in the WBSS.
Glowacki will not only defend his WBO title against Mairis Briedis in a WBSS semifinal bout but the vacant WBC belt will also be on the line. As for the other semifinal fight, Andrew Tabiti and Yunier Dorticos will face off in a battle to determine the other finalist and who will challenge the Glowacki-Briedis winner for the unified world titles.
But before they step into the ring, they stepped into the scales for the official weigh-ins and Fightful has you covered with the official weights. Below are the weigh-in results for the June 15 WBSS card from Riga, Latvia:
Unified WBO and WBC World titles/World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight semifinals (200-pound limit):
- Krzysztof Glowacki: 197.5 lbs
- Mairis Briedis: 198.1 lbs
World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight semifinals (200-pound limit):
- Andrew Tabiti: 199.3 lbs
- Yunier Dorticos: 199.3 lbs