World Series of Boxing VIII: Week 2 Preview

Ringside 09/02/2018

Following a convincing Week 1 performance against the Colombia Heroicos, two-time WSB Champions Cuba Domadores will now meet the Uzbek Tigers on Friday night in Havana. The WSB Season VI semi-finalists Uzbek Tigers will have a rather unknown team to face a fully stacked Cuban line-up; as the Uzbeks are hoping to avenge their quarter-final loss from WSB season VII.

  Week 2_CUB vs UZB pr

The Astana Arlans Team has been a central part of WSB since Season I never failing to reach at least the semi-final stage of the competition and making history lifting the trophy in Season VII for a third time. But the Indian Tigers will begin their first campaign high on confidence in Karaganda City on Saturday in one of the most anticipated rivalries of Group Asia.


 Week 2_Kaz vs Ind PR

World Series of Boxing (WSB) is a unique team boxing competition and one of the most exciting sports leagues in the world. Beginning in February 2018, Season VIII sees 12 teams compete in three regional groups; America, Europe and Asia, with home and away matches, consisting of five bouts each, between the group rivals.

The top two teams from each group and the two strongest third-placed teams will qualify for the play-offs, which assume the format of four Quarter-Finals, two Semi-Finals and the grand Final.

The world’s premier boxing series is a hard-fought competition of unparalleled intensity, speed and power, where boxers compete across five rounds, scored using the 10 Points Must system.

Season VIII is set to build on the enormous success of Season VII, and features the stars of the 2017 AIBA World Championships and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. WSB boxers accounted for 23 Olympic medals at the Games, including 6 golds, adding an extra dimension of excitement and competition for both the fans and the boxers.