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 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 was a quarter final of the World Boxing Super Series.
This contest was for the WBC cruiserweight championship of the world.
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 same age as Mike Perez, at 37 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 20 more professional rounds, 167 to Perez's 147.
Mike Perez was ranked number 12 by the WBC in the 200lb division.
Briedis vs Perez 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 defeated 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at UIC Pavilion, Illinois, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Brandon Deslaurier on 21st July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia.
Before that, 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.
He had won against Mike Perez on 30th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga.
Mike Perez had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Viktor Biscak on 10th June 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Odyssey Arena, Belfast, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had lost to Alexander Povetkin on 22nd May 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Darnell Wilson on 5th February 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at The Hangar, Costa Mesa, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by 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, 5 months and 23 days ago, while Mike Perez's last outing had been 5 years, 5 months and 28 days ago.
Briedis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
Perez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 10 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 11 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.
What were the odds on Briedis vs Perez?
Mairis Briedis was a 11/50 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Mike Perez made his way into the ring at 333/100 (+330) with oddsmakers.