World Series of Boxing VIII: Astana battle Patriots in week 6

RINGSIDE 09/03/2018

The historical city of St Petersburg will welcome week 6 action on Sunday, when hosts the Patriot Boxing Team take on the Astana Arlans for the second time this season. 

The last time both teams met, the Kazakhs walked away with a 5-0 win in Kokshetau City and the Russians will be looking to make amends in St Petersburg.

 The hosts’ confidence is high after their 4-1 win over the Indian Tigers in week 5, but the Kazakh team will not be going down without a fight as this matchup will be crucial in deciding who will take the lead in the Asia group.

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.

Week 6 RUS vs KAZ PR

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.