Mairis Briedis vs Artur Mann live
Mairis Briedis vs Artur Mann live Mairis Briedis and Artur Mann are set to face off in the ring on Saturday in a bout for the IBF cruiserweight title. We break down when the fight starts and how to watch the full card.
The cruiserweight division gets a bit of a spotlight Saturday afternoon in Riga, Latvia as Mairis Briedis puts his IBF and The Ring cruiserweight title on the line against Artur Mann. There does not yet appear to be a TV or live stream partner yet, so it is unclear if this fight will be available to US-based fight fans.
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The card is taking place at Riga Arena in Latvia. The main card is scheduled to get started at 2 p.m. ET while the main event ring walks will begin at approximately 5 p.m.
Briedis holds the two cruiserweight titles coming out of the World Boxing Super Series for the division. He defeated Noel Gevor in the quarterfinal, then Krzysztof Głowacki in the semifinals for the WBO title on a controversial TKO in which Briedis appeared to intentionally elbow Glowacki. Briedis was stripped of the WBO title when he refused a rematch with Glowacki before fighting in the finals. He subsequently beat Yuniel Dorticos in the finals to claim the IBF and The Ring titles.
Mann is 17-1 and his last fight was a knockout win over Rad Rashid in June 2020. Mann is a sizable underdog in this fight. DraftKings Sportsbook has installed Mann at +1200 to win while Briedis is -3000.
Full Card for Briedis vs. Mann
- Main event: Mairis Briedis vs. Artur Mann, 12 rounds, for Briedis’ IBF cruiserweight title
- Jevgenijs Aleksejevs vs. Maxi Macchion, 8 rounds, middleweights
- Dmytro Bezus vs. Dusan Veletic, 6 rounds, heavyweights
- Bohdan Myronets vs. David Spilmont, 6 rounds, heavyweights
- Milans Volkovs vs. Laszlo Ivanyi, 6 rounds, heavyweights
- Sergejs Marcenko vs. Rasmus Bergman, 6 rounds, welterweights
- Emils Spiss vs. Janos Vass, 6 rounds, middleweights
- Francis Rozentals vs. Topias Lepo, 4 rounds, super middleweights
- Toms Limbens vs. Mirko Jovic, 4 rounds, middleweights
Briedis will deliver an explosive win
The level of skill between the champion and challenger is wide enough to fit a fleet of Peterbilt trucks, with almost every conceivable advantage in Briedis’ favor outside of speed. Mann still fights like an amateur with a busy style aimed to score points, and that simply doesn’t cut it when it comes to competing at the highest level against the division’s main man.
It would take a small miracle for Mann to go the distance from what we’ve seen of him. Mann might have the defensive chops to stay upright for a bit, but his offense is lacking. We’ve seen Briedis handily beat the division’s best fighters, only falling short against Usyk, while giving him all he could handle.
From where Briedis has been, Mann is a big step back and presents practically no danger to the champion. Expect Briedis to act with intent, laying down the big shots and drawing a stoppage by no later than the fifth round.