World Boxing Super Series: Mairis Briedis claims controversial KO win over Krysztof Glowacki

Mairis Briedis secured his place in the final of the World Boxing Super Series after a controversial third-round knockout of Krzysztof Glowacki.

Briedis made up for the disappointment of losing to Oleksandr Usyk in last year’s semi-finals by delighting his home fans with a thrilling finish at the Riga Arena in Latvia.

“In the second round he punched me in the back of the head,” Breidis said on Sky Sports afterwards.

“Then I think the referee didn’t do nothing, then I did a little bit of a dirty punch but I’m sorry for how I responded, it’s my old Muay Thai style.”

Glowacki planted his feet wide and settled for the centre of the ring against the tournament favourite in a cagey opening round with neither man able to land any clean shots.

1/3 – CONTROVERSY! Mairis Briedis stops Krzysztof Glowacki in the 3rd round.

The fight was full of controversy starting with this elbow in the 2nd round… pic.twitter.com/hZTDiEJsJf

The fight burst into life in the second round when Briedis responded to being hit on the back of the head in a clinch with an elbow which sent the Polish southpaw to the canvas.

2/3 – Mairis Briedis then knocked down Glowacki twice. However, the second knockdown came after the bell! pic.twitter.com/pKNtQOAhdi

After a ticking off for both fighters from the referee the action resumed before Briedis landed a right to drop Glowacki for a second time.

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