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Who won Briedis vs Glowacki?
Mairis Briedis beat Krzysztof Glowacki by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 15th June 2019 at Arena Riga in Riga.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This contest was for the WBO cruiserweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Dorticos vs Tabiti for the IBF World Cruiserweight championship.
Briedis vs Glowacki stats
Mairis Briedis stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Krzysztof Glowacki made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Briedis had advantage in power over Glowacki, with a 72% knock out percentage over Glowacki's 61%.
Mairis Briedis was the older man by 1 year, at 36 years old.
Briedis had a height advantage of 1 inch over Glowacki. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Mairis Briedis fought out of the orthodox stance, while Krzysztof Glowacki was a southpaw.
Briedis was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year later than Glowacki, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 47 less professional rounds, 152 to Glowacki's 199.
Mairis Briedis went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBO at cruiserweight.
Briedis vs Glowacki form
Briedis had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat 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.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at UIC Pavilion, Illinois, United States.
Before that, he had beat Brandon Deslaurier on 21st July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia.
He had been beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on 27th January 2018 by majority decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.
Glowacki had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Steve Cunningham on 16th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Marco Huck on 14th August 2015 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark.
Going into that contest, he had won against Nuri Seferi on 31st January 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Poland, Torun.
Before that, he had defeated Thierry Karl on 18th October 2014 by knockout in the 5th round at Poland, Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki.
Hehad beat Ismail Abdoul on 28th June 2014 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Hala na Podpromiu, Rzeszow, Poland.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Mairis Briedis had been fighting more than Krzysztof Glowacki.
Going to this contest, Mairis Briedis had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 1 day ago, while Krzysztof Glowacki's last outing had been 5 years, 6 months and 11 days ago.
Briedis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 9 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
Glowacki's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 3 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
What time did Briedis vs Glowacki start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Briedis vs Glowacki?
Mairis Briedis was a 11/25 (-227) favourite going into the contest, while Krzysztof Glowacki made his way into the ring at 7/4 (+175) with oddsmakers.