World Series of Boxing VIII: Week 3 Preview

Ringside 15/02/2018

Italia Thunder to host France Fighting Roosters on Week 3 of Season VIII

Italia Thunder began their campaign with a dramatic 3-2 win over the Croatian Knights in Week One and will be looking to build on that success as they welcome France Fighting Roosters in Rome on Friday night. The visitors also started their Season 8 campaign with 3-2 win against the British Lionhearts, considered one of the stronges teams in the European group.

  Week 3 ITA vs FRA PR

British Lionhearts looking to take control of Group Europe against Croatian Knights in Gateshead

The British Lionhearts meet WSB debutants Croatian Knights in the Gateshead’ Leisure Centre on Friday night in a key Group Europe contest. The British Lionhearts have been building a formidable reputation at home since they joined WSB and will be looking to get their first win of the season against the newcomers, who in turn boast a strong squad determined to establish itself on the competition.

 Week 3 GB vs CRO pR
 Caciques de Venezuela ready to battle strong Colombia Heroicos in their first WSB match

The Caciques de Venezuela will begin their Season VIII campaign hoping to give their fans in Vargas something to cheer about on Friday as they welcome the Colombia Heroicos to the city’s Domo José María venue. Boosting a very competitive line up, the Colombians will try to secure their first win of season, in order to keep place in the playoff race.

 Week 3 VEN vs COL 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.