Krzysztof Glowacki & Maksim Vlasov and Mairis Briedis & Noel Mikaelian all make weight ahead of Saturday’s two Ali Trophy Cruiserweight Quarter-Finals at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, USA.
Ali Trophy Quarter-Final & vacant Interim WBO Cruiserweight World Championship:
Krzysztof Glowacki, Poland (31-1, 19 KOs): 196 lb/88.90 kg
“I am really glad to be in Chicago,” said former WBO World Champion Glowacki after weighing in and having an intense staredown with his opponent. “I am expecting a great fight with a lot of Polish people attending. We can both feel the fight is approaching, so you can feel the adrenaline.”
Maksim Vlasov, Russia (44-2, 25 KOs): 198 lb / 89.81 kg
“It is a very big deal and very important for me to be part of this great Super Series,” said Vlasov. “I feel I am going to give a great performance and show my beautiful boxing style. It is going to be an entertaining and spectacular fight. I can see he is also very determined and I expect a war!”
Ali Trophy Quarter-Final & WBC Diamond Title:
Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs), Latvia: 198.4 lb /89.99 kg
“This is sport, this is boxing and we are going for new goals,“ said Briedis, a former WBC World Champion and a Season 1 semi-finalist. “I predict a good show and very good boxing.”
Noel Mikaelian, Germany (24-1, 10 KOs): 199.8 lb /90.62 kg
“It is very prestigious and I am honoured to be a part of it” said Mikaelian on fighting in the WBSS. “I am excited and looking forward to tomorrow. He is a really good fighter, but his time is over and I will become the champion.”
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