Cuba Domadores stormed to their tenth consecutive victory in Season V of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) with a 4-1 win away to Russian Boxing Team.
This was Russia’s first home defeat of the season, and they will be disappointed to have fallen to the Group A leaders.
Number one ranked Flyweight (52 kg) Yosbany Veitia opened the night for Cuba with success over Russia’s Ovik Ogannisian.
Veitia won every round and took a giant step closer to qualifying for Rio 2016 through WSB.
A closer fight occurred at Lightweight (60 kg) but the result was still a Cuban victory as Lazaro Alvarez won by split decision against Artur Subkhankulov.
The number one ranked Welterweight (69 kg) Radzhab Butaev earned Russia’s sole win in Moscow, and accomplished his fifth win of the season as he defeated Olympic gold medalist Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo by a single point on all three scorecards.
Julio César La Cruz secured the overall victory for Cuba, and established his dominance at the top of the Light heavyweight (81 kg) division by winning on points against Russia’s Gamzat Gazaliev.
Domadores Super heavyweight (91+ kg) Lenier Eunice Pero reignited his chances of Rio 2016 in the last fight of the evening as he subjected Maxim Babanin to his first loss of the campaign on points.
Cuba Domadores travel to China Dragons next week while Russian Boxing Team visit Mexico Guerreros.