Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Briedis vs Perez?
Mairis Briedis beat Mike Perez by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 30th September 2017 at Arena Riga in Riga.
The scorecards were announced as 116-110, 114-112, 115-111 in favor of winner Mairis Briedis.
The fight took place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This was a quarter final of the World Boxing Super Series.
Briedis vs Perez stats
Mairis Briedis stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Mike Perez made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw.
The stats suggested that Briedis and Perez have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Mairis Briedis was the older man by 1 year, at 36 years old.
Mairis Briedis fought out of the orthodox stance, while Mike Perez was a southpaw.
Briedis was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 8 months later than Perez, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 13 more professional rounds, 152 to Perez's 139.
Mike Perez was ranked number 12 by the WBC in the 200lb division.
Briedis vs Perez form
Briedis had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Marco Huck on 1st April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany.
Previous to that, he had defeated Simon Vallily on 15th October 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Olanrewaju Durodola on 14th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.
Before that, he had won against Danie Venter on 21st February 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Arena Riga, Riga.
He had beat Laszlo Hubert on 6th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Palais, Frankfurt, Germany.
Mike Perez had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Viktor Biscak on 10th June 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Odyssey Arena, Belfast, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Alexander Povetkin on 22nd May 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Darnell Wilson on 5th February 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at The Hangar, Costa Mesa, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Bryant Jennings on 26th July 2014 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had drawn with Carlos Takam on 18th January 2014 by majority draw in their 10 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Mairis Briedis had been fighting more than Mike Perez.
Going to this contest, Mairis Briedis had last fought 3 years, 9 months and 25 days ago, while Mike Perez's last outing had been 3 years, 7 months and 16 days ago.
Briedis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Perez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
What time did Briedis vs Perez 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.
Who broadcast Briedis vs Perez?
Briedis vs Perez was broadcast on ITV Box Office Free-to-Air in the UK.