Sensational night of boxing ahead as Italia Thunders welcome the British Lionhearts on Friday in Milan
Week Seven of World Series of Boxing Season VIII begins in the Palazzetto dello Sport in Milan on Friday, when hosts the Italia Thunder take on the British Lionhearts for the second time this season. The previous matchup between the two teams in week five saw the Lionhearts winning 5-0 in Liverpool, leaving the Thunders’ hopes unfulfilled. But the Italian team has proven over the years that it isn’t over until the final bell rings, as they will be looking for a revenge win in front of their home crowd.
European showdown sees France Fighting Roosters face Croatian Knights in Paris on Saturday
France Fighting Roosters face the newcomer WSB Team Croatian Knights in the city of Paris on Saturday night for the second time of the Season. The strong French team have already beaten the Knights 4-1 in Zadar in week five, another win this week could secure them a guaranteed top 5 spot and an automatic birth into the Play-Offs. The Croatian team on the other hand will field a determined young line up in their quest to win as many bouts as possible and potentially what could be their first win of Season VIII.
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.