The beat continues today for the popular World Boxing Super Series (WBSS), headlined by World Boxing Council (WBC) Cruiserweight World Champion Mairis Briedis’ (22-0, 18 KOs) world defense title against Cuban-born challenger Mike “The Rebel” Perez (22-2-1, 14 KOs) in quarterfinals action, airing live (2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT start) in Canada exclusively on Super Channel from Riga Arena in Riga, Latvia.
Canadian boxing fans can watch all the $50-million WBSS action live, including this afternoon’s “Briedis vs. Perez” card, exclusively on Super Channel, which acquired the rights in Canada to broadcast the World Boxing Super Series from MP & Silva, a leading international media company that provides media rights, digital, technology and sponsorship services.
The “Briedis vs. Perez” winner will advance to the WBSS semifinals to face the No. 1 seed, undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) cruiserweight champion Oleksandr “The Cat” Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs), who knocked out former world champion Marco Huck in the 10th round of their WBSS quarterfinals fight earlier this month in Berlin.
“It is a great honor for me and for Latvia to have such a big fight and tournament in our country,” Briedis said. “I am looking forward to showing that Latvia is not only a country with singers and dancers, but also some world-class boxing. There is some pressure on my shoulders, fighting in front of a sold-out arena, but I am sure I can handle it.”
“I am ready to fight,” Perez commented. “I can’t wait! It will definitely be a good fight.”
Four exciting bouts on the “Briedis vs. Perez” card, promoted by Sauerland Event, will air today in Canada exclusively on Super Channel.
TODAY’S WBSS LINE-UP ON SUPER CHANNEL
MAIN EVENT – 12 ROUNDS
WBC CRUISERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP / WBSS QUARTERFINALS
Mairis Briedis (22-0, 18 KOs), Champion, Latvia 90,1 (198.6 lbs.)
Mike Perez (22-2-1, 14 KOs), Challenger, Ireland by way of Cuba 89,5 kg (197.3 lbs.)
CO-FEATURE – WBSS CRUISERWEIGHT SUBSTITUTE FIGHT – 10 ROUNDS
Krzysztof Glowacki (27-1, 17 KOs), Former WBO cruiserweight world champion, Poland
Leonardo Damian Bruzzese (18-3, 6 KOs), Italy by way of Argentina
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS — 10 ROUNDS
Tim Robin Lihaug (16-3, 9 KOs), Norway
Sergey Gorokhov (8-2, 6 KOs), Russia
HEAVYWEIGHTS – 8 ROUNDS
Filip Hrgovic (pro debut), 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, Croatia
Ali “Sultan” Baghouz (10-0-1, 6 KOs), Belgium
(All fights and fighters are subject to change)
All WBSS fights will also be available on Super Channel On Demand.
Super Channel has recently aired major boxing events live like Brook vs. Spence Jr., Pacquiao-Horn, Eubank, Jr. vs. Abraham, Lomachenko vs.Marriaga and Crawford vs. Indongo.
To watch all the World Boxing Super Series action live, as well as more exciting boxing to come, fight fans in Canada can contact their local cable provider to subscribe to Super Channel and all that it offers, including premium series, movies and much more, for as low as $9.95 per month.
WBSS RESULTS & UPCOMING EVENTS ON SUPER CHANNEL
Sept. 9 – Cruiserweight Quarter-Final in Berlin, Germany
Oleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs), Kiev, Ukraine
Marco Huck (40-5-1, 27 KOs), Berlin, Germany
(Usyk retained WBO cruiserweight title)
Sept. 16 – Super Middleweight Quarter-Final in Liverpool, UK
Callum Smith (23-0, 17 KOs), Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
Erik Skoglund (26-1, 12 KOs), Nykoping, Sweden
(Smith won WBC Diamond super middleweight title)
Sept. 23 – Cruiserweight Quarter-Final in San Antonio, Texas, USA
Yunier Dorticos (21-0, 20 KOs), Miami, Florida, USA by way of Cuba
Dmitry Kudryashov (21-1, 21 KOs), Challenger, Volgodonsk, Russia
(Dorticos retained WBA cruiserweight title)
Sept. 30 – Cruiserweight Quarter-Final in Riga, Latvia
WBC Cruiserweight World Championship
Mairis Briedis (22-0, 18 KOs), Champion, Riga, Latvia
Mike Perez (22-2-1, 14 KOs), Challenger, Cork, Ireland by way of Cuba
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