Mexico Guerreros are one of the form teams in Season V of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) with the North American Franchise undefeated in five matches.
This week they meet Russian Boxing Team whose own unbeaten run was snapped last week by Cuba Domadores.
Many of the fighters competing in this fixture have aspirations to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games via WSB, and with just two matches to go in the Regular Season for the Mexican competitors in action this is a very important match for all concerned.
The Russian fighters actually have three more matches in the Regular Season however, following the postponement of their week one clash against Algeria Desert Hawks.
Gimnasio Olimpico De Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes is the venue for this Group A clash, where on Saturday 28th March fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 20:30 (GMT -6) at AIBABoxingTV.com.
4-1 Mexican Light flyweight (49 kg) Joselito Velázquez Altamirano is currently ranked third in the weight class, five points behind leader Patrick Barnes.
As only one Light flyweight will qualify for Rio through WSB, Altamirano needs an impressive win over Russia’s Vasilii Egorov who has won all three of his matches this season at home.
Russian Bantamweight (56 kg) Vladimir Nikitin is 3-0 in Season V, and could enter the rankings if he defeats Mexico’s 0-1 Sergio Alfredo Chirino Sánchez.
The Light welterweight (64 kg) division is incredibly close this season, and two Olympic quotas are available for that weight.
4-1 Guerrero Raúl Curiel García is ranked third, just one point behind the top two placed fighters Vincenzo Mangiacapre and Gaybatulla Gadzhialiyev.
Garcia is also only one point ahead of fourth ranked Yasnier Toledo, and with all four of these boxers competing this weekend, a win for the Mexican is essential.
He has to defeat the unbeaten Vitaliy Dunaytsev to stay in Rio contention, and Dunaytsev has looked impressive this season defeating the likes of Samuel Maxwell and Hamza El Barbari.
Despite having only competed in three bouts so far in Season V, Russia’s Petr Khamukov is fifth in the Middleweight rankings, and he has a match in hand on his main rivals as well.
Khamukov has stopped all three of his opponents so far in the campaign, and a fourth against Mexican debutant Héctor Octavio Aguirre Martínez could catapult him up the Middleweight rankings.
The Heavyweights (91 kg) close the evening in Mexico as 1-0 home star Julio Cesar Castillo Torres meets 3-0 Evgeny Tishchenko.