Yunier Dorticos goes against Andrew Tabiti on Saturday, June 15, 2019 in a World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight semifinal fight that can be seen on DAZN. Dorticos is 23-1 in his career with 21 knockouts, while Tabiti is 17-0 with 13 knockouts.
- Date & Time
- June 15th, 2019
- Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia
Yunier Dorticos goes against Andrew Tabiti on Saturday, June 15, 2019 in a World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight semifinal fight that can be seen on DAZN. Dorticos is 23-1 in his career with 21 knockouts, while Tabiti is 17-0 with 13 knockouts. Dorticos is coming off a win against Mateusz Masternak in the WBSS quarterfinals, while Tabiti is coming off a win against Ruslan Fayfer in the WBSS quarterfinals. The winner of this fight will take on the winner of Mairis Briedis vs. Krzysztof Glowacki for the Ali Trophy in the cruiserweight edition of the World Boxing Let’s look at this fight and boxing picks.
Andrew Tabiti +215
Over/under rounds: (Check Back Later)
Yunier Dorticos (23-1, 21 knockouts)
In his last five fights, Dorticos is 4-1. He is coming off a unanimous decision win against Mateusz Masternak in October of last year. He lost to Murat Gassiev in February of last year. He knocked out Dmitry Kudryashov in September of 2017, won by TKO against Youri Kayembre in May of 2016 and he won by TKO against Fulgencio Zuniga in December of 2015.
Dorticos said that he has learned from last year’s semifinal experience. “It was an amazing experience that thought me a whole lot.” Dorticos said to the media, “Gassiev was a totally different fighter than what Tabiti is. The experience I gained in last year’s semi-final will definitely make the difference in the Season 2 semi-final this time around.”
Dorticos said to the media that he will get the win against Tabiti. “I respect any man who gets in a ring but Tabiti is in my way to the final and I will eliminate him at all cost.”
Andrew Tabiti (17-0, 13 knockouts)
In his last five fights, Tabiti is 5-0. He won a unanimous decision against Ruslan Fayfer in October of last year, knocked out Lateef Kayode last May, won a unanimous decision against Steve Cunningham in August of 2017, won by RTD against Quantis Graves in February of 2017 and he won an unanimous decision against Keith Tapia in May of 2016.
Tabiti said that he has respect for Dorticos, but he is confident he can win. “I have got to have respect for a fighter like him that is why I stepped up my training. I am training harder and training longer. “Tabiti said to the media, “I am definitely not overlooking him, but I am confident I can beat him.”
Tabiti said he thinks the bout will be the fight of the night. “It is going to be a good, entertaining fight. I think it’s going to be the fight of the night. I am going to come with my A-game and I am pretty sure he will too.”
Tabiti is unbeaten in his career, yet he is listed as more than a 2-1 underdog in this fight against Dorticos. I think that tells us a lot, as oddsmakers don’t believe that Tabiti has the skills to beat a fighter like Dorticos. Tabiti does have 13 knockouts, but his level of competition simply hasn’t been very good. Dorticos has more experience and has fought a little bit better competition, and he should have the advantage in this bout. It is never appealing to lay more than 2-1 on any fighter, but I would lean to Dorticos in this fight. Since the price is a little higher than I prefer, I think the rounds option will be a better choice. Dorticos has knocked out almost all of his opponents and there is no reason to think that anything will be different in this fight. Tabiti figures to go right at Dorticos and we should get an early knockout. I will gounder the rounds total for this fight.