Uzbek Tigers open Week 5 in Tashkent against Colombia Heroicos
Universal Sport Complex Tashkent will be the location of the first action of Week Five, with the hosts Uzbek Tigers welcoming a strong Colombia Heroicos squad for their first encounter of Season VIII. The Tigers go into this crucial match off the back of a morale-boosting 4-1 win over 2-time champions Cuba Domadores keeping their playoff dreams alive.
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Strong British Lionhearts side ready to challenge Italia Thunder in Liverpool
Lead by Liverpool’s home favorite Peter McGrail, the British Lionhearts will host Week 5 against the Italia Thunder. The Lionhearts may have lost to France Fighting roosters on the opening weekend of Season VIII, but the team’s fortunes have started to turn around ever since and the crowd will be rocking on Friday night as their boxers will push for a crucial win and some much coveted points en route towards the playoffs.
Croatian Knights host their first home match against France Fighting Roosters in Zadar
France Fighting Roosters will look to tighten their grip on the Group Europe on Friday night, as the French team will meet the Croatian Knights for the first time in WSB Season VIII. Their opponents have yet to register their first win of the current campaign but the desire to take away 3 points from an established WSB team, while hosting their first ever home event, might be the spark needed to get the Knights going.
Patriots Boxing Team welcome Indian Tigers in Kazan for their first encounter of the season
The city of Kazan will witness the first encounter of the Patriots Boxing Team against Season VIII newcomers Indian Tigers on Friday night. The Patriots will have full support of their fans, as both teams will be looking to earn their first points of the season and will be determined to maintain their chances of progressing from the group stage.
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.