World Boxing Super Series: Gassiev vs. Dorticos
|Date:||Feb. 3, 2018|
|Venue:||Bolshoy Ice Dome|
Murat Gassiev (-185)
Murat Gassiev vs. Yunier Dorticos
Stylistically, this is a fantastic match-up. Dorticos is consistently exciting, and Gassiev very often comes in there quickly to look for the KO. Simply put, I am expecting Gassiev to be too much for Dorticos with his power shots. Currently -185 for Gassiev, I am also surprise that the line hasn't been bet up more than that.
|Murat Gassiev||vs.||Yunier Dorticos|
|75.00%||Bet on Combat %||25.00%|
|Murat Gassiev - Straight Bet|
Murat Gassiev defeats Yunier Dorticos via TKO at 2:52 of the 12th rounds.
As I predicted, Murat Gassiev simply outboxed Yunier Dorticos today in Russia, unifying the IBF and WBA cruiserweight titles with a 12th round TKO victory. The win also moves Gassiev (26-0, 19 KO) on to the World Boxing Super Series final, where he’ll meet WBO and WBC titleholder Oleksandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KO) for all the marbles in the cruiserweight division. That fight is expected on May 11 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Gassiev was largely able to own the ring in this fight, as Dorticos (22-1, 21 KO) never got his own offense going, trying to rely too heavily on his big right hand, which he never really landed. Gassiev, on the other hand, consistently landed real power shots, with Dorticos showcasing an iron chin throughout the fight.