Astana Arlans Kazakhstan face battle with Italia Thunder to remain undefeated
Group B of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) has been dominated by Astana Arlans Kazakhstan who have won all six of their Season V fixtures so far.
They face perhaps their toughest test of the season this week however, when they host a resurgent Italia Thunder who are undefeated in their last four matches.
Almaty Sports Palace, Almaty, is the venue for this Group B clash, where on Saturday 28th February fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 18:00 (GMT +6) at AIBABoxingTV.com.
An excellent Light flyweight (49 kg) contest opens proceedings, as the 1-0 home star Temirtas Zhussupov hosts the number one ranked 3-0 Patrick Barnes who has been Italia Thunder’s best boxer so far this season.
Michael Conlon, an Irish international compatriot of Barnes and his Thunder teammate has also been impressive at Bantamweight (56 kg), and the 2-1 number two ranked fighter battles Kazakh debutant and 2013 AIBA World Championships bronze medalist Kairat Yeraliyev.
Askhat Ualikhanov then looks for his first victory of Season V for Astana Arlans against Italy’s 2-1 third ranked Light welterweight (64 kg) Vincenzo Mangiacapre who won away in Poland last time out.
The Middleweights (75 kg) compete next, where 2-0 Meiirim Nursultanov who has been one of the most impressive fighters in his weight class this season for Kazakhstan puts his undefeated record on the line when he faces Italian debutant Raffaele Munno.
Perhaps the most dominant fighter so far in Season V appears in the last fight of the evening, with Kazakh Heavyweight (91 kg) Vasiliy Levit in action.
The number one ranked Heavyweight has won all three of his fights this campaign early, with two third round stoppages and a second round finish in his last outing.
This week he faces Italy’s 1-1 Endri Spahiu who lost away in Poland two weeks ago.
Can Argentina Condors clinch opening win of Season V against Azerbaijan Baku Fires?
Argentina Condors are still without a victory heading into the seventh week of Season V, and face a tough home contest against Season IV runners-up Azerbaijan Baku Fires.
The Azeri Franchise have had a mixed Season V in the World Series of Boxing (WSB), but won their last match and are the favourites to win here.
Potrero De Los Funes, San Luis, is the venue for this Group B clash, where on Saturday 28th February fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 23:15 (GMT -3) at AIBABoxingTV.com.
1-1 Argentine Light flyweight (49 kg) Junior Zarate picked up a good win in the first week of competition against USA’s Nico Hernandez, and faces 0-2 Magomed Ibiyev who lost to Hernandez two weeks ago in America.
0-1 Ignacio Perrin competes for the Condors next at Bantamweight (56 kg), but has a difficult proposition when 2-0 fifth ranked Magomed Gurbanov enters the ring.
Leandro Amitrano then makes his first appearance of the season for Argentina at Light welterweight (64 kg) against 2-1 WSB veteran Gaybatulla Gadzhialiyev who surprisingly lost in America last time out.
Another Argentine debutant appears at Middleweight (75 kg) when Sergio Alberto Lebensztajn fights 1-1 Mikalai Vesialou.
The Condors then produce their fourth Heavyweight (91 kg) boxer in as many fights, as Diego Blanche looks for victory against fifth ranked 2-0 Azeri Abdulkadir Abdullayev.
Puerto Rico Hurricanes host USA Knockouts in WSB North American Derby
A North American derby is one of the highlights of week seven in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) as Puerto Rico Hurricanes host neighbours USA Knockouts.
The American Franchise have been excellent so far in Season V, and sit second in Group B, while the Hurricanes have enjoyed a very respectable start to their WSB career.
Coliseíto Pedrín Zorrilla, San Juan is the venue for this Group B clash, where on Saturday 28th February fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 19:30 at AIBABoxingTV.com.
0-1 Puerto Rican Light flyweight (49 kg) Anthony Chacon Rivera makes his second appearance of the season in match number one against USA’s 1-2 Nico Hernandez who won his last WSB match two weeks ago.
An intriguing Bantamweight (56 kg) battle follows between 0-1 home star Luis Ruiz and the undefeated 3-0 rookie sensation Francisco Martinez who is the number one ranked Bantamweight so far in the competition.
America’s Light welterweight (64 kg) Tyrek Irby has only been boxing for two years, but already he has amassed two straight wins in WSB and is number two ranked at his weight class.
This week he faces Puerto Rico’s 1-2 Jan Rivera who is coming off two successive away defeats.
Middleweight (75 kg) Jean Alicea was last seen being stopped in week one by Poland’s Tomasz Jablonski, and he returns to action for the Hurricanes against 1-2 American Anthony Campbell.
The last bout of the evening is a Heavyweight (91 kg) shootout between 0-1 Hurricane Gabriel Richards and 2-1 Knockout specialist Joshua Temple.
Who will find form as Caciques Venezuela host Rafako Hussars Poland?
Both Caciques Venezuela and Rafako Hussars Poland languish near the bottom of the Group B table, with this week seven World Series of Boxing (WSB) fixture a key match for either side to begin their ascent up the table.
Estadio Polideportivo José María Vargas, Maiquetía is the venue for this Group B clash, where on Saturday 28th February fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 20:00 (GMT -4.5) at AIBABoxingTV.com.
The action opens at Light flyweight (49 kg) where Venezuelan 2-1 star Yoel Finol who has won his last two home matches fights Poland’s 1-2 Dawid Sebastian Jagodzinski.
Caciques 1-2 Bantamweight (56 kg) José Vicente Azocar enjoyed a superb round one knockout win last time out against Argentina’s Elias Nahuel Gonzalez, and will look for a similarly early night when he faces 0-1 Marek Pietruczuk who was stopped in the first round in his only WSB appearance this season.
Venezuelan Light welterweight (64 kg) Luis Arcón has lost both of his WSB matches this season, but competes for the first time at home against Poland’s 1-2 Damian Tadeusz Kiwior.
Polish Middleweight (75 kg) Tomasz Jablonski is the number one ranked fighter in his weight class, and has amassed three tremendous victories in Season V.
He puts his 3-0 record on the line in a bout with 24-year-old Venezuelan debutant Juan Carlos Rodriguez Patiño.
Are Algeria Desert Hawks going to win their first match of the season against China Dragons?
This World Series of Boxing (WSB) week seven match between Algeria Desert Hawks and China Dragons has huge ramifications for whichever Franchise loses.
The Algerian team are rock bottom of the group having not win in their opening five fixtures, while China have a solitary victory in six matches.
Both teams will see this match as the perfect launchpad for a more successful second half of the group stages, but a loss would be catastrophic for the confidence of either Franchise.
Chalane Hocine, Blida is the venue for this Group A clash, where on Saturday 28th February fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 17:30 at AIBABoxingTV.com.
Up first are the Light flyweights (49 kg) where Algeria’s Zoheir Toudjine makes his debut against China’s fifth ranked 2-0 He Junjun.
The action continues at Bantamweight (56 kg) with an interesting clash between home star Khalil Litim, and Dragon debutant Jiawei Lu.
Chinese 1-1 Light welterweight (64 kg) Sairike Tuoliaowutayi enjoyed a superb win over Ukraine’s Dmytro Grynchenko in week three, and returns to action against Algeria’s 1-1 Mohamed Boudiaf who also beat a Ukrainian in his last contest.
Middleweight (75 kg) Ilyas Abbadi also tasted success against an Otamans fighter last time out when he defeated Taras Holovashchenko, and defends his 1-0 record when he fights China’s 1-1 Zhou Di who beat African opposition in week five.
The evening finishes at Heavyweight (91 kg) and Samir Maslouh opens his WSB account for Algeria against Croatia’s 1-0 Josip Bepo Filipi.