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WSB: USA vs. Cuba quarter-final first leg postponed

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 26, 2014 – Following a request from the Florida State Athletic Commission to clarify the WSB boxers’ eligibility after incorrect information was provided to the body by the USA Knockouts assistant coach, the World Series of Boxing (WSB) has offered to postpone the first leg of the USA Knockouts vs. Cuba Domadores WSB quarter-final which was due to take place on March 28 in Florida. Continue reading

WSB quarter-finals lineups announced

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 21, 2014 – A little more than a week ago, the World Series of Boxing (WSB) Regular Season ended after ten outstanding weeks of boxing. With no time to breathe all focus is now on some of the most exciting quarter-finals the competition has ever had in its four seasons.

Germany vs. Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan vs. Italy, Russia vs. Ukraine, USA vs. Cuba, all the world’s best boxing nations are represented in the WSB Season IV Playoffs. All teams have now announced their lineups for the first leg of these quarter-finals, we take a look at some of the amazing bouts to come. Continue reading

WSB sets both legs of Russia vs. Ukraine quarter-final on respective home soils

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 19, 2014 – The International Boxing Association (AIBA) and the World Series of Boxing (WSB) have announced today that both legs of the WSB quarter-final match between the Russian Boxing Team and the Ukraine Otamans will be maintained on a home and away basis.

The first leg will be held on March 30 in Moscow (Russia), and the second leg on April 4 in Donetsk (Ukraine). Continue reading

WSB: Worlds Collide in the WSB quarter-finals

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 14, 2014 – With the World Series of Boxing (WSB) Season IV quarter-finals just around the corner, we have some exciting matches coming up with some amazing bouts potentially on the cards.

Four teams stamped their authority on Group A and four more scrambled through the toughest group in WSB history in Group B, known as the “Group of Death” by the media. Now we take a look at some of the possible line-ups in this preview. Continue reading

WSB: Italy 3-2 USA Russo rules the roost

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 2, 2014 – In an extraordinarily tight match in Italy, it required the intervention of the Heavyweight World Champion Clemente Russo to save the hosts blushes just a week after they celebrated their 100th home win. The landmark reminded us that the Italia Thunder are the only team to have maintained an unbeaten record at home across all four WSB seasons so far, but that almost changed tonight…

The Light Flyweights (46-49kg), Bantamweights (56kg), Light Welterweights (64kg), Middleweights (75kg) and Heavyweights (91kg) contested this match. Continue reading

WSB: Kazakhstan 4-1 Poland: Yeleussinov shows class

With the Hussars Poland definitely unable to qualify for the World Series of Boxing (WSB) Playoffs, and the defending Champions, the Astana Arlans Kazakhstan, already guaranteed a place, you would be forgiven for thinking that both teams would back off slightly. What happened instead was the Arlans gave a WSB debut to two of the world’s top AIBA Open Boxing (AOB) boxers including World Champion Daniyar Yeleussinov. Continue reading

WSB: Mexico 2-3 Russia: Polyanskiy’s KO debut

Mexico 2-3 Russia
Polyanskiy’s KO debut

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 1, 2014 – With the Russian Boxing Team already through to the Playoffs, they chose to give some ring-time to three new boxers, all of whom impressed. None more so however than Dmitriy Polyanskiy who exploded into the World Series of Boxing (WSB) with a first round KO over experienced Mexican opponent Fernando Alvarez. Continue reading

WSB: Cuba 3-2 Azerbaijan: Domadores on Cruz control

Light Heavyweight World Champion Julio La Cruz returned to the ring in imperial fashion last night just eight weeks after being shot in the hip in an armed robbery in Havana. Cuba now has an unassailable lead at the top of Group B, having won all of their matches so far. However they didn’t have it all their own way this time around… Continue reading

WSB: Week 10, Group B: La Cruz returns

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 28, 2014 – In the last week of the Regular Season Group B promises more outstanding bouts and intriguing matches. None more so the announced return to the ring of World Champion Julio La Cruz from Cuba. La Cruz was the victim of an armed robbery exactly eight weeks ago this Saturday, which saw him shot in the hip and undergoing surgery to remove the bullet.

Whist La Cruz’ return is the story on everyone’s lips; it is not the only exciting piece of news the “Group of Death” has to offer this week. Continue reading

WSB: Week 10, Group A The revenge of Russo?

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 28, 2014 – In yet another exciting week of action in the World Series of Boxing (WSB), Group A is set to feature some incredible bouts between some of the world’s top fighters.

With things remaining close at the top of the group, the Dolce & Gabbana Italia Thunder will hope to extend their lead over the Ukraine Otamans. World Champion Clemente Russo is also looking for a return to form after losing his last two WSB matches.
Their opponents have other ideas however. With third place in sight for the USA Knockouts, they are hoping to cause an upset in Italy, whilst Team Germany is set for a tough away match in Buenos Aires with the Argentina Condors. Continue reading