Cuba Domadores welcome Turkiye Conquerors to Havana on Friday night for the Season IV champions’ first home match of the current campaign. The hosts will be confident of bouncing back from their 3-2 Week 7 defeat to Ukraine Otamans having already inflicted a 5-0 whitewash on the Conquerors in Istanbul this season, while their opponents have just one win under their belts so far, against China Dragons in Week 1.
Cuba Domadores’ 24 year-old lightweight Santiago Amador is the first in the ring against Conquerors newcomer Tolgahan Ozturk, deputising for Hamza Kartal. Amador joined the national side in 2014 and started his campaign with a resounding win over Huang Xin in China during Week 5, and will be favourite to get the Cubans off to a winning start.
Domadores’ 2014 Youth Olympic Games winner and AIBA Youth World Champion Javier Ibanez Diaz replaces Robeisy Ramirez for a debut WSB appearance at bantamweight against Turkey’s Nurettin Ovat, before the rather more experienced 26-year-old Yasniel Toledo Lopez takes on Yakup Sener in the evening’s light welterweight bout.
Cuba Domadores’ Arlen Lopez has an enviable WSB record which the AIBA World Champion will be looking to extend against Turkiye Conquerors’ Evren Tibukoglu, before the final bout of the evening sees the hosts’ rising super heavyweight talent Frank Sanchez face Turkey’s resilient Seyda Keser, unbeaten so far in Season VI, in what could be the bout of the tie.