Current rankings @ Cruiserweight
Mairis Briedis vs Michal Cieslak preview
When is Briedis vs Cieslak?
Mairis Briedis could face the challenge of Michal Cieslak in Tuesday 1st August 2023 in Gliwice.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit would be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
Briedis vs Cieslak stats
Mairis Briedis would step into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Michal Cieslak would make his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Cieslak would have a slight advantage in power over Briedis, with a 74% knock out percentage over Briedis' 71%.
Mairis Briedis is the older man by 5 years, at 38 years old.
Cieslak has a height advantage of 2 inches over Briedis. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Mairis Briedis & Michal Cieslak fight out of an orthodox stance.
Briedis is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 years and 8 months earlier than Cieslak, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 46 more professional rounds, 167 to Cieslak's 121.
Mairis Briedis goes into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBA, 10 by the WBO, 4 by the IBF and 2 by the RING at cruiserweight.
Michal Cieslak is currently ranked number 11 by the WBC and 6 by the WBO in the 200lb division.
Briedis vs Cieslak form
Briedis has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Jai Opetaia on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight and The Ring Cruiserweight championship fight at Gold Coast Convention Centre, Queensland, Australia.
Previous to that, he had beat Artur Mann on 16th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.
Going into that contest, he had won against Yuniel Dorticos on 26th September 2020 by majority decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight and The Ring Cruiserweight championship fight at Plazamedia Broadcasting Center, Munich, Germany.
Before that, he had beat Krzysztof Glowacki on 15th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.
He had defeated Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at UIC Pavilion, Illinois, United States.
Michal Cieslak has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Lawrence Okolie on 27th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Taylor Mabika on 5th December 2020 by knockout in the 6th round at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Conference Centre, Warsaw, Poland.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Ilunga Makabu on 31st January 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Kinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of The.
Before that, he had defeated Olanrewaju Durodola on 31st May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at MZOS Pruszków, ul. Bohaterów Warszawy 4, Pruszków, Poland.
He had beat Youri Kayembre Kalenga on 1st March 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Arena Hall, ul. B. Chrobrego 50B, Legionowo.
In terms of recent activity, Michal Cieslak has been fighting more than Mairis Briedis.
Mairis Briedis last fought 8 months and 29 days ago, while Michal Cieslak's last outing was 1 year, 1 month and 4 days ago.
Briedis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Cieslak's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 30 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
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