Mexico Guerreros clinch sixth successive win after beating Russian Boxing Team

A superb home performance in Aguascalientes resulted in a 3-2 victory for Mexico Guerreros over Russian Boxing Team.

This was the sixth straight victory for Mexico in the World Series of Boxing (WSB), while Russia slip to their second consecutive defeat.

Mexican Light flyweight (49 kg) Joselito Velázquez Altamirano enjoyed his fifth win of the season by convincingly outpointing 3-1 Vasilii Egorov.

4-0 Russian Vladimir Nikitin was on the right side of a split decision verdict after his Bantamweight (56 kg) bout with Sergio Alfredo Chirino Sánchez, despite losing the majority of the first two rounds.

The win for Nikitin moves him up the Bantamweight rankings, while Sánchez will take heart from pushing a very accomplished boxer very close.

Third ranked WSB Light welterweight (64 kg) Raúl Curiel García then won his fifth match of Season V to stay in the hunt for Rio 2016 Olympic qualification via WSB.

After snapping the undefeated streak of Vitaliy Dunaytsev, the Mexican star is now just one point behind Vincenzo Mangiacapre and Gaybatulla Gadzhialiyev with a single match to go in the Regular Season.

Russia’s Petr Khamukov is perhaps pound for pound the most powerful puncher in WSB, and the Middleweight (75 kg) earned his fourth successive stoppage victory when he finished Mexican debutant Héctor Octavio Aguirre Martínez in round four of their bout.

Khamukov’s win not only evened up the scoring on the night for his team, but it also kept him in touch with the top ranked Middleweights in the competition.

The Guerreros eventually achieved their 3-2 success at Heavyweight (91 kg) when 2-0 Julio Cesar Castillo gave Evgeny Tishchenko his first loss of the season.

Mexico Guerreros next travel to Cuba Domadores, while Russian Boxing Team host Algeria Desert Hawks.