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…

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!

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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