After two exceptional World Series of Boxing (WSB) victories in succession against British Lionhearts and Ukraine Otamans, Morocco Atlas Lions are the form team coming into this Group A match against the winless China Dragons.
Both of these Franchises were new additions to Season V, but so far it is the African team who have impressed more, with China having lost 75% of their bouts across four matches.
The last time they competed at home, the Dragons narrowly lost to Ukraine Otamans, while the Atlas Lions beat the same Ukrainian Franchise away last week, so they will hold no fear of traveling again.
Mangrovetree Convention Center, Sanya hosts the action in this WSB match, and on Friday 13th February, fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 20:00 (GMT +8) at AIBABoxingTV.com.
2014 China Open Tournament silver medalist He Junjun is 1-0 this season after winning the very first match of Season V, and the Chinese Light flyweight (49 kg) looks for his second victory of the campaign against Morocco’s 1-1 National Champion Zouhair El Bekkali.
At Bantamweight (56 kg), 1-1 Diao Jianhao had a night to remember two weeks ago with an amazing performance against Ukraine’s Mykola Butsenko, and will take much confidence into his match against 1-1 Mohamed VI Trophy winner Mohamed Hamout who also won his last bout in WSB.
Next up are the Light welterweights (64 kg) and China’s Jun Yang makes his first appearance of the season when he faces Morocco’s 0-2 Hamza El Barbari.
2014 Asian Games quarter-finalist Zhou Di is an exciting Middleweight (75 kg) and he competes against Said Harnouf in a battle of boxers who have already lost to Britain’s Anthony Fowler this season.
The last fight of the evening is at Heavyweight (91 kg) where China’s Jin Guo opens his WSB account with a fight against 1-0 Vitalijus Subacius.