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Team Dorticos visits Muhammad Ali’s grave ahead of final

Team Dorticos visits Muhammad Ali’s grave ahead of final

13th, September 2020

On Friday two members of Team Dorticos travelled from Miami, Florida to Louisville, Kentucky to pay tribute to The Greatest before the Briedis-Dorticos WBSS Cruiserweight final in Munich on 26 Sept. for the Muhammad Ali Trophy.

“Muhammad Ali is the greatest of all time, and his accomplishments as a fighter and a humanitarian are admired by everyone in our team,” says Louis Fonseca from the ‘KO Doctor’’s team.

“We travelled here to show our utmost respect before the final in Germany. Ali was all about love and giving and bringing people together. Fighting for a prize in his name and honor is a historic event, and we feel his spirit is with us to win the final and bring back the Ali trophy to the United States.”

On their trip, they visited the Muhammad Ali Center, a six-story non-profit museum and cultural center dedicated to Ali, a native of Louisville, and Ali’s gravesite at Cave Hill Cemetery.

The memorial’s inscription reads: “He took a few cups of love, he took one tablespoon of patience, one teaspoon of generosity, one pint of kindness. He took one quart of laughter, one pinch of concern, and then he mixed willingness with happiness, he added lots of faith and he stirred it up well. Then he spread it over a span of a lifetime and he served to each and every person he met.”

Check out the Muhammad Ali Center here.

The hotly-anticipated World Boxing Super Series Season II Cruiserweight Final will be held on 26 September in a film studio under Covid-19 rules and with no spectators at Plazamedia Broadcasting Center, a leading live sports production house in Munich. The final will be shown live on DAZN in the U.S. Fans can visit or download the DAZN app to their preferred connected device.

The Road to Munich: Maris Briedis, tournament No. 1 seed, qualified for the final through wins over Noel Mikaelian (UD) and Krzysztof Glowacki (TKO3), while Dorticos, No. 2 seed conquered Mateusz Masternak (UD) and Andrew Tabiti (KO10) to enter the 200 lbs decider.

Muhammad Ali Trophy winners:
2019: Josh Taylor (Super-Lightweight), Naoya Inoue (Bantamweight)
2018: Aleksandr Usyk (Cruiserweight), Callum Smith (Super Middleweight)