After their opening week one victory over Argentina Condors, the USA Knockouts seek to make it two wins out of two in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) against Italia Thunder, who are reeling from their opening loss in Azerbaijan.
The Miccosukee Sports & Entertainment Dome, Miami is the venue for this Group B match, and on Saturday 24th January, 19:30 (GMT -5) fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand at AIBABoxingTV.com.
In the first fight of the night, the Flyweights (52 kg) are in action, and Brent Venegas III is one of the brightest prospects in America, but will have to be at his best to defeat Gaurav Bidhuri, an Indian boxer who represents Italy, and who has prior WSB experience for former Franchise Mumbai Fighters.
The Lightweights (60 kg) are in action next, and the 2014 Junior and Youth Open Champion Carlos Balderas is just 19-year-old, one of the youngest competitors in WSB this season, and is tipped as a potential future superstar in the sport.
His opponent is Italy’s Fabio Introvaia, one of the most technically gifted boxers in the Italian squad.
Three-time Golden Gloves Champion Brian Ceballo has big dreams of making the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and the Welterweight (69 kg) fights a decorated Olympian Fred Evans in Miami.
Evans, a Welshman representing Italy, won the silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and is a European gold medalist.
US army soldier Steven Nelson only began boxing in 2010, but is now the number one Light Heavyweight (81 kg) for America, and the Knockouts star fights Italy’s Valentino Manfredonia who competed well in many international events during 2014.
The last fight of the evening is at Super heavyweight (91+ kg) and sees one of the most charismatic characters in WSB, the superbly named Cam F. Awesome who had a spectacular 2014, winning many tournaments across the world.
His first WSB appearance of the season is a tough one however, as he faces Guido Vianello, who skipped December’s Italian Championships to focus on preparing himself correctly for Season V of WSB