Preview: WSB Regular Season Week 7 (27 February)

Russian Boxing Team bid to remain perfect at home against Morocco Atlas Lions

The Russian Boxing Team have enjoyed superb recent form in the World Series of Boxing, and have won their past three home fixtures 5-0.

This week they host Morocco Atlas Lions, fresh off an excellent derby win over rivals Algeria Desert Hawks, and who have already beaten Ukraine Otamans away from home this season.

Platonov Sports Palace, St. Petersburg, is the venue for this Group A clash, where on Friday 27th February fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 20:00 (GMT +3) at

1-0 Russian Light flyweight (49 kg) Vasilii Egorov opens the action against Morocco’s 1-2 Zouhair El Bekkali who has lost both of his away matches this season.

The Bantamweights (56 kg) are up next, where home star Vladimir Nikitin seeks his second successive win against Moroccan debutant Said Malek.

Vitaliy Dunaytsev is an incredibly strong boxer, and the Light welterweight (64 kg) defends his 1-0 record against Atlas Lion Hamza El Barbari who has lost all three of his matches this season.

1-0 Russian Middleweight (75 kg) Petr Khamukov stopped Daniel Woledge in round one of their fight, and will look for a similarly early night against 0-2 Said Harnouf who has narrowly lost both of his two WSB fights.

A mouthwatering Heavyweight (91 kg) clash closes the action in Russia, as undefeated Lithuanian Vitalijus Subacius representing Morocco faces Russia’s 1-0 heavy hitter Evgeny Tishchenko.

Ukraine Otamans and Cuba Domadores seek Group A supremacy in Kiev

A tremendous Group A match takes place this week in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) as second placed Ukraine Otamans host the group leaders Cuba Domadores.

The Cuban Franchise have won all six of their matches so far in Season V, while Ukraine have lost two of their last three fixtures.

Sports Palace, Kiev, is the venue for this Group A clash, where on Friday 27th February fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 21:30 (GMT +2) at

A world class Light flyweight (49 kg) contest opens proceedings, as the number two ranked 3-0 Hasanboy Dusmatov takes on the number four ranked Cuban Joahnys Oscar Argilagos Perez.

Kyrgyz Bantamweight (56 kg) Omurbek Malabekov makes his debut in Season V for Ukraine Otamans and faces a tough contest against Cuba’s 1-0 Andy Cruz Gomez who enjoyed a great away win two weeks ago when he defeated Brian González.

Light welterweight (64 kg) Volodymyr Matviichuk makes his first WSB appearance since the opening week of the campaign for Ukraine, and will seek an inaugural victory against the 3-0 number one ranked Yasnier Toledo who has won all three of his matches this season on points.

Uzbek star Hurshidbek Normatov has been one of Ukraine’s top stars in Season V, and the number three ranked Middleweight (75 kg) puts his 2-0 record on the line when he fights joint-number one ranked 3-0 Cuban Arlen Lopez.

An excellent Heavyweight (91 kg) fight closes proceedings, with Erislandy Savon, the undefeated Cuban looking for his 12th straight WSB win against Siarhei Karneyeu, the Belarusian former AIBA World Championships bronze medalist.

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WSB is the only global pro-style competition where teams of boxers go head to head in a league format with franchises from all over the world. WSB is endorsed by nearly 200 National Federations and represents, together with AIBA’s new competition format AIBAProBoxing (APB), the future of boxing. WSB has a transparent scoring system andprovides boxers with further development opportunities by competing at the highest level with guarantees and stability over the long term, while at the same time retaining their Olympic eligibility. There have been 884 boxers competing in the first 4 seasons. Since the beginning boxers from 76 different countries have made up the teams for this truly global competition. In total, 50 WSB boxers competed at the London Games, seven of them winning medals (4 silver and 3 bronze). In 2014, 66 WSB boxers have been signed up with APB.