Mairis Briedis won the vacant WBC cruiserweight title by unanimous decision defeating former German world champion Marco Huck last Saturday in the main event of a card presented by Huck Sports Promotions at the Westfalenhalle of Dortmund, Germany.
Mairis Briedis, who holds an undefeated record with 22 victories and 18 KO’s, after defeating fighters like Olanrewaju Durodola and Manuel Charr and patiently waiting, he managed to conquer one of his biggest dreams, the WBC belt.
However, this was not the only recognition the new monarch received, as on his return to Latvia, he was received at the Riga International Airport as a true hero.
Briedis commented, “I am grateful to everyone who has trusted me on my quest to become a world champion. There are a lot of people who have been with me since I started as an amateur.
£Huck was a dangerous boxer, but I knew I could beat him.”