Mairis Briedis

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Justis Huni's camp making progress on deal for Mairis Briedis bout

Organisers are edging closer to a deal which would see former cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis head down under and move up to heavyweight to face Australian rising star Justis Huni. As reported by The Courier Mail last week, negotiations are underway to bring Briedis back down under for a clash...
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Boxing Insider

Jai Opetaia Lifts IBF Cruiserweight Title From Mairis Briedis

He had only previously lost on a single occasion – and that was to none other than current heavyweight world titlist Oleksandr Usyk. There was little doubt, then, that Mairis Briedis should win his IBF cruiserweight throwdown on Saturday against Jai Opetaia. Australia’s Opetaia may have been fighting for the title in his home country, but most felt the 21-0 contender wouldn’t get past the 28-1 Breidis.
Boxing Scene

Jai Opetaia Suffers Injury, Fight With Cruiserweight Champ Mairis Briedis Once Again Postponed

Mairis Briedis has encountered another delay ahead of his next title defense. The May 11 date set aside for Briedis’ second defense of his lineal/IBF cruiserweight championship versus mandatory challenger Jai Opetaia is no longer in play, as the fight has suffered a second postponement. A rib injury suffered by Opetaia during training camp forced the unbeaten contender to withdraw from their planned title fight at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in the Gold Coast suburb of Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia.