WSB Preview: Russia, Cuba and Mexico in action on Friday

WSB 12/03/2015

The remarkable Russian Boxing Team have been one of the most dominant teams in Season V of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) and look to defend their unparalleled home record against China Dragons.

Russia have not lost a single leg across four home matches, but China will be full of confidence after defeating British Lionhearts last week.

These teams met in week two of the competition where Russia won 4-1, and the Asian Franchise will be well aware that they have failed to win away so far in their return to WSB.

Platonov Sports Palace , St. Petersburg is the venue for this Group A clash where on Friday 13th March fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 20:00 GMT (+3) at AIBABoxingTV.com.

2-0 Russian Light flyweight (49 kg) Vasilii Egorov has won both of his home fixtures this season, and looks to make it three in a row against Chinese debutant Xin Huang.

The action continues at Bantamweight (56 kg) where 2-0 Vladimir Nikitin faces China’s young Klitschko Brothers Youth Tournament winner Wang Long.

Vitaliy Dunaytsev fights for Russia at Light welterweight (64 kg) and aims for his third straight win against 1-0 Jun Yang who stopped Morocco’s Hamza El Barbari in week three of Season V.

Russian Middleweight (75 kg) Petr Khamukov is developing a reputation as a knockout specialist in WSB with two early wins, while his week nine opponent Huang Jiabin was stopped in his only appearance of the season by Hurshidbek Normatov.

The Heavyweights (91 kg) close the show in St. Petersburg with a great clash between 2-0 home star Evgeny Tishchenko and 2-0 Josip Bepo Filipi who has won both of his matches away from home in Season V.

Can Cuba Domadores clinch ninth consecutive WSB win over Algeria Desert Hawks?

World Series of Boxing (WSB) Season IV Champions Cuba Domadores have enjoyed a flawless start to the fifth edition of the competition, and seek their ninth successive victory at home to Algeria Desert Hawks.

The African Franchise have just one victory from their seven fixtures this season, and lost 5-0 to Cuba at home back in week two of the competition.

Ciudad Deportiva, La Habana is the venue for this Group A clash where on Friday 13th March fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 20:30 GMT (-4) at AIBABoxingTV.com.

2-2 Cuban Light flyweight (49 kg) Joahnys Oscar Argilagos Perez has lost his last two matches, and will hope to resume his winning ways against Algeria’s 0-1 Zoheir Toudjine.

Match number two is an intriguing Bantamweight (56 kg) contest between 2-0 Domadores Andy Cruz Gomez and Desert Hawk Fahem Hammachi.

Yasnier Toledo has been excellent in WSB this season, and tops the Light welterweight (64 kg) rankings.

His week nine opponent is Algeria’s 2-1 Mohamed Boudiaf who is riding a two fight win streak.

Cuba’s Arlen Lopez lost his first match of the season two weeks ago, but remains second in the Middleweight (75 kg) rankings.

He faces tough opposition in Havana as 2-0 Ilyas Abbadi takes to the ring in opposition.

The final match of the evening is at Heavyweight (91 kg) where the 4-0 knockout artist Erislandy Savon meets 1-1 Bouziane Houna.

Will Mexico Guerreros win fourth match in a row away to Morocco Atlas Lions?

Morocco Atlas Lions head into their latest World Series of Boxing (WSB) match having won two of their three home fixtures this season.

Their opponents, Mexico Guerreros are in even better form with the North American Franchise undefeated in their last three matches, including a whitewash victory over Ukraine Otamans last week.

These two teams met in week two of Season V, where Mexico defeated Morocco 4-1 in Aguascalientes.

The Hyatt Regency, Casablanca is the venue for this Group A clash where on Friday 13th March fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 22:00 GMT at AIBABoxingTV.com.

First up in action are the Light flyweights (49 kg) where Morocco’s 1-3 Zouhair El Bekkali faces Mexico’s third ranked 3-1 Joselito Velázquez Altamirano.

Atlas Lion Said Malek lost his Bantamweight (56 kg) debut two weeks ago in Russia, but returns home to fight Brian González who is on a two fight winless streak.

Moroccan Light welterweight (64 kg) Hamza El Barbari has lost all four of his WSB matches this season, and faces an exceptionally tough clash against Mexico’s second ranked 3-1 Raúl Curiel García.

0-2 Middleweight (75 kg) Said Harnouf is also seeking his first victory of the campaign for Morocco, while 1-3 North American Misael Uriel Rodríguez Oliva has lost both of away matches for his Franchise.

The final bout in Casablanca is at Heavyweight (91 kg), and 2-1 Vitalijus Subacius meets Guerrero debutant Julio Cesar Castillo Torres.