WSB: Cuba faces battles with Ukraine and China this week

WSB 31/03/2016

WSB Season IV Champions, Cuba Domadores had an amazing start in Season VI, with stunning 5-0 victories over Türkiye Conquerors and China Dragons. Only the Ukraine Otamans were able to overcome the Cubans, in Kiev.

On Thursday evening, Cuba Domadores take on Ukraine Otamans in a rearranged fixture from Week 1. The home team will be out to avenge their 3-2 away defeat to the Ukrainians in Week 7.

Following that headline clash, Cuba Domadores face the China Dragons on Friday evening, in the Coliseo Ciudad Deportiva, in Havana.

Cuba Domadores vs Ukraine Otamans, the Boxers to watch on Thursday night:

As expected, Cuba Domadores’ Joahnys Oscar Argilagos will compete in Light Flyweight class (49 kg) on Thursday. The 19-year-old current AIBA World Champion already participated in nine World Series of Boxing matches out of which he won six. Argilagos will face Ukraine Otamans 2015 National Championship runner-up Denys Kozaruk.

The Cuban Bantamweight class (56 kg) star, Robeisy Ramirez, is in top form to encounter Ukraine Otamans’ Ivan Soloviov who will make his WSB debut match in Havana.

London 2012 Olympic Games bronze medallist and WSB Team Champion Yasniel Toledo Lopez and his amazing footwork will be hard to handle for Ukraine Otamans’ newcomer Oleksandr Grechykha in their Light Welterweight class (64 kg) bout.

Cuban Middleweight class (75 kg) star favourite Arlen Lopez should bring another victory against Ukraine Otamans’ Taras Holovashchenko.

Erislandy Savon recently qualified for Rio 2016 after his performance the AIBA American Olympic Qualification Event. He is impatient to start his first Season VI boxing match against Ukraine Otamans’ Dmytro Lisovyi who won his WSB debut fight in China on Week 9, in the Heavyweight class.

Cuba Domadores vs China Dragons, the Boxers to watch on Friday night:

The Cuban Flyweight Yosbany Veitia, who has already qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, will face China’s Fang Bo.

His 21-year-old compatriot promising Lightweight Armando Martinez is favoured against China’s inexperienced Yong Wang– who lost his debut fight in WSB Season VII, Week 7.

In a highly talented Cuba Domadores team, Roniel Iglesias still manages to stand out. The London 2012 Olympic Games welterweight champion will face China Dragon’s Wenbin Cong.

Emmanuel Reyes replaces a legend of boxing in the Cuba Domadores squad, as three-time AIBA World Champion Julio Cesar La Cruz steps aside. However Reyes will do his best against Yawei Zhang, who until Week 7 had only ever fought in military events at an international level.

Fresh from securing his place last month at the Rio 2016 Games, Cuba Domadores’ Leinier Pero wraps proceedings up with a super heavyweight contest against debutant Abudusemaiti Abulaiti.