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Today 17:20Usyk Confident: Fighting in Briedis' Backyard Won't Be a Problem    ( BoxingScene.com )
On January 27, the 2012 London Olympic gold medalist Ukrainian will step into the squared circle at Arena Riga in the capital of Latvia against fellow ... The Latvian boxer, who became the first world champion pugilist of his country, plans to repeat the success and enjoy a massive hometown advantage.
Today 15:20Alexander Usyk confirms future Anthony Joshua fight is on the cards    ( WBN - World Boxing News )
Usyk faces Mairis Briedis this weekend in Riga, Latvia in what the Olympic gold medallist expects to be the first part of his domination at 200 pounds. A win gives the Ukrainian a spot in the World Boxing Super Series final in the spring and could see him leave the tournament as a four-belt champion.
Today 13:20Usyk Eyes Anthony Joshua: I Will Fight Him, Show How Good I Am!    ( BoxingScene.com )
WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) is planning to eventually challenge WBA, IBF, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) in the future. Both boxers won Olympic gold medals at the 2012 London games (Usyk at heavyweight, Joshua at super heavyweight).
Today 03:20Europe's 2018 Capitals of Culture Are Valletta and Leeuwarden—But What Does It Mean?    ( CondĂŠ Nast Traveler )
... centers, bringing creativity, visitors and international recognition." In other words, the cultural capital title can be a ticket to revitalization. So pay attention to the list of winners—it'll give you intel on up-and-coming travel destinations. Past winners include Riga, Latvia; Mons, Belgium; and Pafos, Cyprus.
Today 01:20World Boxing Super Series: An unmissable semi-final line-up that proves real unification fights can ...    ( The Independent )
This Saturday in Riga a fighter called Mairis Briedis, who is 23 and zero with 18 ending quick, defends his WBC title against Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk, the WBO champion who is unbeaten in just 13 fights. The Arena Riga sold-out a long time ago for the Latvian idol, but he starts as a firm underdog in ...
Yesterday 22:35Latvia-based David Addy visits former club Inter Allies    ( Ghanasoccernet.com )
Defender David Addy paid a visit to his former club Inter Allies on Monday afternoon. The 2009 FIFA U20 World Cup champion met the club's President Rabeh El-Eter where they had a meeting in a relation to the way forward of the team. The left back now plays for Riga FC in Latvia's elite league and ...
Yesterday 22:35Usyk v Briedis: Full undercard confirmed for Saturday night in Riga    ( WBN - World Boxing News )
The former WBC International Cruiserweight champion, Micki Nielsen (24-1, 15 KOs) from Denmark will take on Latvia's Ricards Bolotniks (10-3-1, 4 KOs) in an 8-round contest. Nielsen has been sparring with Mairis Briedis in preparation for this bout, and the Danish star hopes to upset the hometown ...
Yesterday 20:15Melbourne | Mildanovic reaches round three of AO juniors    ( Tennis Threads )
She is a native of Babite, Latvia, which is near Riga, Latvia's capital city, and first picked up a tennis racket at age seven after watching tennis on TV. These days she spends some quality time twice-a-year training in Valencia, Spain, but otherwise practices at home when she is not at tournaments.
Yesterday 16:20Usyk vs Briedis: Kongolo, Nielsen and Wallin on undercard    ( Boxing News 24 )
The undercard for the Ali Trophy semi-final in Riga on January 27 between Aleksandr Usyk and Mairis Briedis features both established and rising stars. ... The former WBC International Cruiserweight champion, Micki Nielsen (24-1, 15 KOs) from Denmark will take on Latvia's Ricards Bolotniks (10-3-1, ...
Yesterday 16:20Usyk Training Very Hard, Calls Briedis His "Biggest Challenge" Yet    ( BoxingScene.com )
The second round of the World Boxing Super Series is about to kick-off the last weekend of January in Riga, Latvia. The first semi-final in the cruiserweight tournament will see a classic battle between two undefeated reigning world titleholders in WBO champ Oleksandr Usyk and WBC titlist Mairis Briedis ...
Yesterday 14:20Robin van Persie returns to struggling Feyenoord    ( The Hindu )
File photo: Netherlands' soccer team player Robin van Persie attends a training session in Riga, Latvia, June 11, 2015. | Photo Credit: Reuters. AP. Rotterdam, January 22, 2018 15:39 IST. Updated: January 22, 2018 15:39 IST. more-in. Robin van Persie is returning to struggling Dutch league champion ...
Yesterday 12:20"Dinamo" Minsk defeates "Dinamo" Riga    ( TVR )
Another victory will be remembered this week. "Dinamo" Minsk defeated "Dinamo" Riga and officials say that the joint world championship Belarus and Latvia in three years will be spectacular. In Riga, a unique match was held within the Continental Hockey League, for which a temporary construction ...
Yesterday 03:20Aleksandr Usyk vs. Mairis Briedis next Saturday on Jan.27    ( Boxing News 24 )
By Jeff Aranow: WBO World cruiserweight champion Aleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) will be taking on WBO champion Mairis Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs) in a big fight next Saturday night in the semifinals of the World Boxing Super Series tournament on January 27. The fight between Usyk and Briedis will be ...
01/21/2018 22:20Q And A: Alexander Usyk    ( SecondsOut )
WBO cruiserweight Champion Aleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) talks about his upcoming World Boxing Super Series semi-final against WBC titleholder Mairis Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs) at the Arena in Riga,Latvia on January 27. The Ukrainian superstar went to Berlin in September last year and opened the ...
01/20/2018 20:20Usyk Q&A: Briedis' style is a bit boring, but I respect him    ( Boxing News 24 )
WBO World Champion Aleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) talks about his upcoming semi-final against WBC World Champion Mairis Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs) at the Arena Riga on January 27. The Ukrainian superstar went to Berlin in September last year and opened the first season of the World Boxing Super ...
01/19/2018 12:20Usyk will fight on Jan. 27 against Latvia's Briedis    ( Kyiv Post )
Usyk is seeking to take the World Boxing Council title from undefeated holder, Latvian Mairis Briedis, in the champion's hometown of Riga. Inter TV will broadcast the fight in Ukraine; ESPN will do so in America. “He's a dangerous opponent, he punches with two hands,” said Usyk at the Klitschko Expo ...
01/19/2018 04:20AP Weekly Sports Calendar    ( New Zealand Herald )
Riga, Latvia — boxing, Oleksandr Usyk vs. Mairis Briedis for Usyk's WBO and Briedis' WBC cruiserweight titles. Inglewood, California — boxing, Lucas Matthysse vs. Tewa Kiram for vacant WBA welterweight title; Jorge Linares vs. Mercito Gesta for Linares' WBA lightweight title. Perth, Australia — cricket ...
01/18/2018 13:15Latvian regulator approves Amber Beverage Group's acquisition in Estonia    ( Baltic Times )
RIGA - The Latvian competition authority this week approved the acquisition of the Estonian alcohol producer Remedia by Amber Beverage Group. Amber Beverage Group said that the move would open up opportunities to develop a powerful business strategy and to secure a stronger position on the ...
01/17/2018 01:15Skoglund Update, Castano-Vitu News, Badou Jack, Wallin, More    ( BoxingScene.com )
Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin will fight Srdan Govegarica on January 27 in Riga (Latvia) on the undercard to Usyk vs Briedis, reports matchmaker Dalibor Dan on Twitter. The fight has not been confirmed by Team Sauerland yet - and when and where Otto Wallin will fight Adrian Granat for the vacant ...
01/16/2018 15:15VEF Riga loses to Astana in VTB League    ( The Baltic Course )
Latvian basketball club VEF Riga was defeated by Kazakhstan's Astana 53:67 (19:23, 11:18, 19:16, 4:10) in a VTB United League match in Astana on January 15th, cites LETA. VEF Riga has won just of ten VTB matches this season and is currently in last, 13th place in the league. Kaspars Vecvagars led ...

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