February 2, 2015
February 2, 2015
Paddy Barnes

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Cuba Domadores go 15-0 in Season V with victory over Russian Boxing Team

Cuba Domadores maintained their flawless start to Season V of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) as they defeated Russian Boxing Team 5-0 in Havana, to ensure three victories this season, and a trio of whitewash results.

The Group A leaders began with victory at Light flyweight (49 kg), as Cuba’s 2013 AIBA Junior World Champion Joahnys Oscar Argilagos Perez made it 2-0 this season with a unanimous points win over 2011 European Championships silver medalist 0-1 Belik Galanov of Russia.

Bantamweight (56 kg) Olympic champion Robeisy Ramirez then dropped just two rounds en route to his second win of the campaign over former European Junior Champion 0-1 Bakhtovar Nazirov.

The Cuban win was sealed at Light welterweight (64 kg) as two-time AIBA World Championships silver medalist and Olympic bronze medalist Yasniel Toledo won his seventh WSB match in total, and second of the season against 0-1 Avak Uzlian in dominating fashion.

Middleweight Arlen Lopez then went 2-0 against WSB veteran 0-1 Maxim Gazizov to display his burgeoning reputation as one of the best in his weight class this season.

The Heavyweight sensation (91 kg) Erislandy Savon finished the evening by winning his tenth WSB match in a row when he stopped Dmitriy Zaytsev just over two minutes into their contest.

Cuba Domadores look to remain perfect next week at home to China Dragons who have yet to win a match this season, while Russian Boxing Team will aim to get back to winning ways at home to Mexico Guerreros.

Unstoppable USA Knockouts maintain winning start to Season V against Caciques Venezuela

The USA Knockouts continued their dream start to Season V of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) as they defeated Caciques Venezuela 3-2 in Miami.

Venezuela’s new Franchise came into this match full of confidence having beaten Azerbaijan Baku Fires in week two, but ultimately it was the American team who proved victorious, and sit pretty in Group B.

South American Light flyweight (49 kg) Yoel Finol won his first WSB match of the season in the first bout of the night, as he won by a tantalisingly close split decision verdict against  America’s Nico Hernandez.

Bantamweight (56 kg) Knockout Francisco Martinez then evened up the scoring on the night, and secured his second WSB win a row by defeating 0-2 José Vicente Azocar in another split decision contest.

A more decisive verdict was to be found at Light welterweight (64 kg) with American debutant Tra-Kwon Pettis winning on all three scorecards against 0-2 Luis Arcón.

Venezuela regrouped at Middleweight (75 kg) however, with Jose Endry Saavedra Pinto winning his first WSB match as he won another close contest when he faced 1-1 Anthony Campbell.

With the score 2-2 heading into the final match, American Heavyweight (91 kg) Josh Temple  made short work of his clash against Alfonso Flores when his 0-2 Venezuelan opponent was stopped in the third round for the second time this season.

After winning their third in a row match, USA Knockouts look for a fourth next week away to Astana Arlans Kazakhstan, while Caciques Venezuela travel to Puerto Rico Hurricanes.

Magical Mexico Guerreros establish second win in succession over Algeria Desert Hawks

Mexico Guerreros enjoyed their second World Series of Boxing (WSB) win in a row as they defeated Algeria Desert Hawks 4-1, to establish themselves as Franchise to watch in this campaign in Group A.

Light flyweight (49 kg) Joselito Velázquez Altamirano won his first match of the season to open up the winning evening for Mexico when he stopped the 0-1 Youcef Soltani less than two minutes into their fight.

Mexican Bantamweight (56 kg) Brian González also enjoyed a stoppage win in match number two, although this time it took four rounds for him to finish African Boxing Championships gold medalist Khalil Litim.

Light welterweight (64 kg) Raúl Curiel García then sealed the win for Mexico Guerreros, and his second WSB win in a row as he dropped just one round en route to a wide victory over Mohamed Boudiaf.

1-1 Mexican Light heavyweight (81 kg) Misael Uriel Rodríguez Oliva went one better than García as he won every single round against Azzouz Boudia to make it 4-0 on the night.

Algeria Desert Hawks claimed back a win in the last fight at Heavyweight (91 kg) when Bouziane Houna won on all three scorecards against Daniel Paniagua.

Mexico Guerreros are away to Russian Boxing Team next week, while Algeria Desert Hawks look for their first win of the season in London against British Lionhearts.

Astana Arlans Kazakhstan win again and send Azerbaijan Baku Fires to second consecutive loss

One of the most storied rivalries in the history of World Series of Boxing (WSB) continued in Guba, and Astana Arlans Kazakhstan won their third match in a row of Season V 3-2 away to Season IV runners-up Azerbaijan Baku Fires who have now lost two in a row.

The night began at Light flyweight (49 kg), where Temirtas Zhussupov, who is competing in his second WSB campaign for Astana Arlans Kazakhstan widely outpointed Rasul Saliyev.

Azerbaijan evened up the scoring in fight number two, as their Bantamweight (56 kg) Magomed Gurbanov continued his winning run with a comfortable win against Nursultan Kochshegulov.

Light welterweight (64 kg) Gaybatulla Gadzhialiyev has been a standout performer for Azerbaijan Baku Fires over the years, and lived up to his reputation with his second win of the season, earned over Askhat Ualikhanov.

Kazakhstan’s exciting Meiirim Nursultanov continued his undefeated start to the season at Middleweight (75 kg) and kept the match alive for Astana Arlans after a close, but deserved win against Jaba Khositashvili.

With everything to play for heading into the final match, Heavyweight (91 kg) Vasiliy Levit won the night for Kazakhstan with a third round finish over Rail Mammadli, earning his second stoppage win of the season.

Azerbaijan Baku Fires will look to shake off their losing run next week at home to Rafako Hussars Poland, while Astana Arlans Kazakhstan host fellow undefeated Franchise USA Knockouts.

Italia Thunder destroy Puerto Rico Hurricanes and enjoy first victory of Season V

Puerto Rico Hurricanes were riding a wave of success coming into their bout with Italia Thunder having won their opening two contests, while the European Franchise had lost both of their first two matches.

These earlier results established this Group B contest in Palermo, Italy as a must win match for the Thunder, and they finally opened their WSB winning account at the third time of asking with a resounding 5-0 victory.

Northern Ireland’s two-time Olympic medalist Paddy Barnes is representing Italy this season, and won his second match of Season V at Light flyweight (49 kg) with a wide points win over Puerto Rican Olympian Anthony Ortiz who is now 1-1 in the competition.

Ortiz won the opening round, but Barnes improved and impressed as the fight progressed.

Michael Conlan, a Northern Irish teammate of Barnes and a fellow Olympic medalist picked up his first win of the campaign at Bantamweight (56 kg) when he stopped 1-1 Garibaldy Gomez in the third round of their contest.

Italia Thunder’s first win was confirmed in the third fight, when 1-1 Light welterweight (49 kg) Vincenzo Mangiacapre showed his class with a dominant victory over Jan Rivera, who came into this fight having won his opening WSB match.

The glory continued for Italy at Middleweight (75) as Salvatore Cavallaro won every round against Jeffrey Flaz Guillén, while Italian Heavyweight (91 kg) Endri Spahiu won via walkover due to a medical suspension for Puerto Rico’s Michael Narvaez.

Next week, Italia Thunder look for a second victory a row away against the winless Argentina Condors, while Puerto Rico Hurricanes welcome Caciques Venezuela to San Juan.

 Rafako Hussars Poland secure first victory of Season V leaving Argentina Condors winless

Both Rafako Hussars Poland and Argentina Condors entered this World Series of Boxing (WSB) match having failed to win in their first two matches, so something had to give in this Group B fixture.

After a strong night of action in Włocławek, the home Polish Franchise reigned supreme, winning every fight with aplomb, and leaving Argentina still without a win this season.

The evening began at Light flyweight (49 kg) where Dawid Sebastian Jagodzinski won his first contest of the campaign with a wide points win over Argentina’s 1-1 Junior Zarate.

Argentine Bantamweight (56 kg) Ignacio Perrin was unable to compete, so therefore Sylwester Kozlowski picked up a walkover victory.

Poland went 3-0 up and took the match in the third bout, as Light welterweight (64 kg)  Damian Kiwior made amends for his first week loss by beating Ronan Nahuel Sanchez 48:47 across the board.

Sanchez won two of the first three rounds, but Kiwior was the stronger fighter in the final two frames.

Polish Middleweight (75 kg) Tomasz Jablonski achieved his second WSB fight in a row with a whitewash victory over Christian Zarate.

The 5-0 scoreline for the home team was assured in the final bout at Heavyweight (91 kg) when Igor Pawel Jakubowski secured his second stoppage in in succession against Elber Santos dos Passos.

Rafako Hussars Poland will aim to continue the momentum of this decisive conquest next week when they travel to face Azerbaijan Baku Fires, while Argentina Condors continue their quest for an opening win at home to Italia Thunder.

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