Argentina Condors defeat Rafako Hussars Poland to secure first win of Season V

After nine winless weeks in Season V of the World Series of Boxing (WSB), Argentina Condors finally achieved their first victory of the campaign by defeating Rafako Hussars Poland 3-2 in San Luis.

Hamza Touba earned his second successive WSB in in the first fight of the evening at Flyweight (52 kg) when he beat Argentina’s Cristian Alan Choque Chambi on points.

Argentina’s Brian Ivan Nunez evened up the scoring, and achieved his first win in five matches this season as he edged a split decision verdict over 1-4 Dawid Michelus.

The momentum swung back to Poland in fight number three, when Ireland’s third ranked Welterweight (69 kg) Steven Donnelly kept his Rio 2016 qualification chances very much alive after winning by split decision against Alberto Ignacio Palmetta.

A Condors comeback resumed at Light heavyweight (81 kg) as home favourite Marcos Escudero outpointed Mateusz Jerzy Tryc to make the score 2-2.

With the weight of a proud boxing nation behind him, Argentine Super heavyweight (91+ kg) Leonardo Taborda kept his cool to earn a first victory of the season for himself, and his team with a wide points success over Roger Hryniuk.

Argentina Condors travel to Italia Thunder next week, while Rafako Hussars Poland host Azerbaijan Baku Fires.