Both Astana Arlans Kazakhstan and USA Knockouts entered this Group B World Series of Boxing (WSB) contest having won their first three matches of the season, but after five fights in Karaganda City, the Astana Arlans remained undefeated with a whitewash 5-0 victory.
The night began at Flyweight (52 kg) where Miras Zhakupov recovered well from losing the first round with a comfortable victory against 1-1 American Brent Venegas III.
Kazak Lightweight (60 kg) Yerzhan Mussafirov won his opening match of Season V against fellow debutant Maliek Dawnnell Montgomery in close fashion, with a narrow split decision verdict going in his favour.
Astana Arlans Welterweight (69 kg) star Aslanbek Shymbergenov secured the win for his Franchise with another split decision win against American Brian Ceballo.
Ceballo struggled in the early part of the fight, but despite losing he will take great confidence from dominating the last two rounds of their bout.
The fourth fight was at Light heavyweight (81 kg), and Croatia’s Hrvoje Sep earned his second win of Season V for Kazakhstan against Steven Nelson, winning widely on two scorecards, and by a single round on the third.
Giant Croatian Super heavyweight (91+ kg) Filip Hrgovic secured the whitewash for Kazakhstan by knocking out Brandon Glanton in round two of their fight.
Astana Arlans Kazakhstan look for their fifth win in a row next week at home to Puerto Rico Hurricanes, while USA Knockouts will aim to return to winning ways as they entertain Azerbaijan Baku Fires.