Mexico Guerreros host British Lionhearts in the last week of the Regular Season in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) knowing that only a victory will keep their hopes alive of staying in the competition.
The Mexican team are currently fourth in the Group A table, two points behind Ukraine Otamans, and four below Russian Boxing Team.
Excellent home form has been an integral part of the success of the Guerreros this season, after five wins from six matches, while the British team have struggled away from home with only one success from six attempts.
This could be the last match of Season V for both Franchises, so the pair will look to finish with aplomb.
Plaza De Toros San Marcos, Aguascalientes is the venue for this Group A clash, where on Friday 24th April fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 20:30 (GMT -5) at AIBABoxingTV.com.
A Flyweight (52 kg) contest opens the evening where home star Orlando Huitzil Ahuatl meets Spain’s José Kelvin de la Nieve Linares.
Ahuatl is 3-2 this season and looked impressive in losing efforts to Vasiliy Vetkin and Yosbany Veitia, while Linares achieved his first win of the campaign two weeks ago against Vetkin.
Both boxers have a wide array of abilities in the boxing ring, and this has all the hallmarks to contain five rounds of excellent action.
3-1 Mexican Lightweight (60 kg) Lindolfo Delgado is unbeaten at home for his Franchise, and will look for his fourth assault in Aguascalientes against 0-3 Lionheart Oualid Belaoura.
All three of Belaoura’s defeats have come in away matches, while Delgado is a points machine when he boxes in front of his home fans.
Marvin Cabrera has been one of Mexico’s most successful boxers across the history of WSB, but the Welterweight (69 kg) started Season V with two successive defeats.
Since then his form has improved, and he seeks his third consecutive victory when he faces Britain’s 2-3 Haizel Ekow Tabiri-Essuman.
Essuman has impressed many with his composure and movement in his debut season, and though he has lost his last three bouts, the Brit will be confident that he can upset a WSB legend in Mexico.
The Light heavyweights (81 kg) compete next, and 2-0 Rogelio Romero battles 1-1 John Newell.
Romero has defeated Shi Guojun and Hichem Kaalaour in his two matches, while Newell was on the wrong end of a close split decision verdict against Yibulayin Abudureyimu six weeks ago.
Britain’s Joseph Joyce lost his undefeated record, and his chances of a Rio 2016 Olympic Games quota through WSB a fortnight ago, but the third ranked Super heavyweight (91+ kg) has had an amazing season, and will be determined to finish with another impressive performance.
With three stoppages amongst his five wins, Joyce is one of the most powerful brawlers in WSB, which will concern Mexico’s Edgar Ramirez who has lost two of his last three matches.