Week 5 of World Series of Boxing Season VI sees China Dragons host Cuba Domadores on Saturday night, with the home side looking to come away with their first win of World Series of Boxing Season VI. The Dragons will be hoping that the beautiful southern China island of Hainan can provide some inspiration as they touch down in the city of Sanya to face a Cuban side unbeaten at the group stages of their previous two campaigns.
The Chinese team couldn’t capitalise on a 2-0 lead over Turkiye Conquerors during the opening weekend of this year’s competition eventually going down 3-2, while Cuba Domadores got their new campaign underway with an emphatic 5-0 win in Turkey.
Getting proceedings underway on Saturday will be Chinese National bronze medallist Huang Xin, standing in for He Junjun in the opening light flyweight clash against Santiago Amador. The bout provides the Dragons with the chance of a valuable win given the tall task facing 20 year-old Wang Long in the evening’s second bout, as he comes up against one of the world’s strongest bantamweights, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez.
Hu Qianxun has enjoyed his move up to the light welterweight class and will call on his experience as he bids to overcome Cuba’s 2012 AIBA Youth Champion Kevin Brown. Middleweight Zhao Minggang has a tough bout against current AIBA World Champion and Domadores stalwhart Arlen Lopez, before the heavyweights Li Mingtao and Frank Sanchez embark on what is set to be a close-run final contest of the evening.