World Series of Boxing VIII: Week 4 Preview

Ringside 23/02/2018

Hungry Colombia Heroicos side ready to challenge Caciques Venezuela in Soledad

The city of Soledad will be the location for the return match between the Colombia Heroicos and the Caciques Venezuela, with the hosts looking to take their revenge from their Week 3 loss. The Caciques are going into the match with full confidence following their hard fought 3-2 win in Vargas, while their opponents are still on the hunt for their first victory of the season.

 Week 4 COL vs VEN

Astana Arlans Kazakhstan look to stretch their lead in Group Asia against Russia’s Patriots on Saturday

Three-time WSB Team Champions Astana Arlans Kazakhstan have started Season VIII in sparkling fashion with their 4-1 win in Week 2 against the Indian Tigers. Saturday sees the Arlans host the Patriot Boxing Team, who will need to be at their very best for their first match of the season, if they are to take any points away from Kazakhstan and underline their Play-Off credentials this season.

Week 4 KAZ vs RUS

Uzbek Tigers fired up and looking to make amends against Cuba Domadores in Tashkent on Tuesday

The Uzbek Tigers may have lost to two-time WSB Champions Cuba Domadores in Week 2, but the crowd in Tashkent will be rocking on Tuesday night as the Uzbek Team will push to get some much needed points in their quests for a spot in the playoffs. The two teams both field strong boxers but the most anticipated fight of the evening will be between one of the greatest rivalries in the light flyweight category, as Uzbek Hasanboy Dusmotov the reigning Olympic champion will square off with Cuba’s Johanys Argilagos, the reigning Olympic bronze medalist. Both fighters have squared off twice before in WSB, with Dusmatov winning both contests.

Week 4 UZB vs CUB

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.