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Mairis Briedis defending the IPF World Championship against Jay Obetoya on 5/11. In Australia!

Latvian cruiserweight world champion Myris Preetis will risk her IBF title against Jay Obetoya in mid-May.

Mairis Briedis defends IBF World Cup unbeaten Jay Obetoya

Mairis Briedis (28-1, 20 KOs) won her IBF and Ring Magazine titles at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Center in Brad Beach, Queensland, Australia on May 11 against unbeaten challenger Jay Obetoya (21-0, 17 KOs). To protect.

Prides, who won the IBF and Ring Magazine titles by defeating Uniel Tordigos in the final of the World Boxing Super Series in September 2020, is defending his second title. Most recently, he successfully defended his belt against the German challenger Order Men in October 2021 in Riga. Now 37, he will travel down to compete in the home country of upcoming Australian cruiserweight champion Obetoya. The fight was originally scheduled for April 6, but was postponed due to Breitz Govt’s illness.

Mairis Briedis vs Artur Mann

“I look forward to coming to Australia and defending my world title,” Britis said. “I know my opponent is a good boxer. He was an unbeaten left-handed player and had a great amateur career. As always, I will come to Australia to give my full effort at training camp and showcase my best boxing. I hope Jay can bring a better boxing scene for the fans. “

Sydney-born Southa Aptetai is a former amateur who won a bronze medal at the 2012 World Youth Championships and represented Australia at the 2012 Olympics and 2014 Commonwealth Games. Following his amateur success, the now 26-year-old made his pro debut in 2015 and scored his shot at the Breitz cruiserweight crown with a 21-win streak. In his seven-year career, he has already amassed numerous national and international degrees. He was already a junior world champion at the IBF.

“Winning the world title is a dream come true and on top of that there is fighting going on here on the Gold Coast, which is great,” Optaya said. “I live in Surfers Paradise, it can not be the Gold Coast. It’s an opportunity for me to present myself to the world. I want to bring another world title to Queensland like Jeff Horn did.

Inspired by Dean Lonergan for the D & L events alongside Wasserman Boxing, this fight is the first World Cup fight to be staged in Australia since Jeff Horn defended his title against Gary Corcoran in Brisbane five years ago.

Despite the confidence of his Australian team-mate, Friedz’s promoter Colley Searland is confident that the belt-winning champion will return to Latvia: “Myris Friedz is a three-time world champion who has always fought with the best boxers,” Sawyerland said. “He’s coming to Australia as a world champion and coming out as a world champion. His knockout energy is exciting, but so is his technique, dexterity and ability to finish.