Tickets for the hotly-anticipated cruiserweight double-header - Mairis Briedis vs Krzysztof Glowacki and Yunier Dorticos vs Andrew Tabiti - at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia on June 15 are available from just €29 on Thursday, March 7 from 11:00 EET (9:00 UK, 10:00 CET) at:

The sensational WBSS semi-finals of Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs) vs Krzysztof Glowacki (31-1, 19 KOs) and Yunier Dorticos (23-1, 21 KOs) vs Andrew Tabiti (17-0, 13 KOs) on June 15 mark the third time for the World Boxing Super Series to travel to Riga.

Both a Season 1 quarter- and semi-final, Mairis Briedis vs Mike Perez and Aleksandr Usyk vs Mairis Briedis, were held at the Arena Riga in front of ecstatic capacity crowds.

“WBSS is returning to Riga thanks to the fantastic fans in Latvia who have proven over and over again their love and passion for boxing,“ said Latvia’s Mairis Briedis, the 200lb tournament No 1. seed. “Latvia will be watched by the whole world and I will do everything I can to make my country proud and reach the final!”

“The fans in Riga are amazing,” said Krzysztof Glowacki. “I fought at the Arena Riga in 2017 on the undercard of the WBSS quarter-final Briedis vs Pe-rez and I remember a wonderful atmosphere. But ‘Glowka’ is coming for the win and Briedis should prepare for a war!”

“This sensational doubleheader is a hot ticket,” said Kalle Sauerland, Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer. “And we are very excited to continue the tradition of bringing the Ali Trophy lights to this great and now established fight city. We truly make Riga into Las Vegas for one night.”

Mairis Briedis and Krzysztof Glowacki both defeated their hard fighting quarter-final opponents by unanimous decisions November 10 last year in Chicago. Briedis beat Germany’s Noel Mikaelian to claim a spot in the semi-final, while Glowacki took the win against Russia’s Maksim Vlasov.

Cuba’s Yunier Dorticos won a tough twelve round unanimous decision in Orlando over Germany’s Mateusz Masternak in his quarter-final. While USA’s Andrew Tabiti won a hard-fought decision on the road over Russia’s Ruslan Fayfer in Ekaterinburg to advance to the semi-finals. Now the ‘KO doctor’ and ‘The Beast’ are about to clash in the Latvian capital.

With the Judgement Day semi-finals taking place the same night the winners will go head-to-head after the battles have been settled!

SAM BOWEN WILL make a first defence of his British super featherweight title against Jordan McCorry at the Morningside Arena in Leicester on March 23, live on BT Sport.

The unbeaten Bowen, 14-0, from Ibstock in Leicestershire, was originally scheduled to defend against Ronnie Clark on a bill that also features a battle for the vacant Midlands Area super welterweight title between local lads CJ Challenger and Kyle Haywood and Sam Maxwell bidding to win the WBO European super lightweight title against the Spaniard Kelvin Dotel.

Clark withdrew from his challenge due to injury and the 26-year-old Bowen faces a new foe in the 17-4-1 Scot McCorry, who last time out made an unsuccessful bid to win the WBF world super featherweight title against Patrick Kinigamazi, losing on points in Geneva.

A former Scottish champion at lightweight, McCorry won the super featherweight belt at the second attempt against Jamie McGuire in July 2017 and recorded six straight wins prior to his WBF title challenge.

Bowen won his British title with victory over Maxi Hughes in April of last year and subsequently claimed the WBO Intercontinental belt with a fourth round stoppage of the rugged Argentinean Horacio Alfredo Cabral in October.

The 26-year-old has now compiled a record of 14-0 with ten victories coming via KO.

"I've only seen footage of one fight that Carl (trainer, Greaves) sent me and he looks like a good mover," commented Bowen on his challenger. "You can't really tell too much, but I don't think he looked too big compared to me.

"He boxed an African (Abraham Ndauendapo) in the fight I got sent and he looked alright in it. His style is on the back foot a little bit, but I am thinking I will just be too strong from what I have seen of him.

"I am pleased to have a challenger booked in and hopefully the habit people have of pulling out stops now and the fights happen for me. It will be good to get a defence of the British title under my belt in front of the home fans in Leicester."

McCorry, for his part, is naturally thrilled to be handed a shot at the British title and believes the opportunity represents a breakthrough for his career prospects.

"I'm buzzing, obviously I was meant to fight twice in an eliminator but they never happened, so when I was offered this fight I jumped at the chance. Everybody wants to fight for the British title and it is a great belt.

"This is my breakout fight, for sure, and if you are ever going to make a name for yourself it would be on BT Sport in the public eye in a big fight for the British title. It is a big event to be on.

"Obviously Sam is a big puncher and a good boy but, at the end of the day, you are not going to win a British title if you are rubbish. When you get into the top ten at this level everybody is going to be good.

"We know he is big for the weight and strong, so it will definitely be a good fight. We know he has got a lot of power, likes to come forward and stuff like that, so I know that at one point in the fight I will just have to bite down on the gum shield and go toe-to-toe."

Heavyweight contender Andrey Fedosov (31-3, 25 KOs) is primed for a big year in 2019.

The 2015 Boxcino Heavyweight champion shook off a two-year hiatus with wins over Francisco Mireles and tough veteran Joey Dawejko in 2018.

With those two bouts behind him, Fedosov is ready for big game hunting in 2019, and is looking to fight the division's best fighters and top contenders.

At the head of that list, Fedosov and his team, would like to mix it up with undefeated Adam Kownacki.

Kownacki, who rose to prominence with three big wins in 2018 over the likes of former world champion Charles Martin and world title challenger Gerald Washington, would be a terrific foe for Fedosov.

The fight would surely produce fireworks, as each has never taken a backwards step.

"That is a fight we would love to get for Andrey.  Kownacki is a fighter that has some momentum behind him, but we feel Andrey's experience would be a factor in the fight.  It also, would get Andrey on a short list to fight for the Heavyweight Championship of the World," said Fedosov's co-promoter Artie Pelullo of Banner Promotions.

"I think that would be an explosive fight, and I look forward to seeing them in the ring," said Fedosov's manager, Andrew Zak of Journeyman Management.