12 rounds, WBC cruiserweight eliminator, World Boxing Super Series quarterfinals
Mairis Briedis (24-1) did well in the first season of the WBSS and even gave a good account of himself in his defeat to Cruiserweight Kingpin Oleksandr Usyk. In this match-up against Noel Gevor Mikaelian he is fighting a guy with only one loss and 23 wins and has some good names on his resume. However, Mairis Briedis has the edge in power and strength and has shown that he has a a good engine for 12 hard rounds. He also has the better boxing skills. Although this might turn out to be a close fight, it is hard to see Noel Gevor coming out as the winner. So our pick is Mairis Briedis to win and advance to the semifinals in the WBSS.
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