In Group B, the first place is already sealed by the British Lionhearts but everything is still open for the n°2 spot between the USA Knockouts and the Mexico Guerreros. The USA Knockouts will need to beat its Southern neighbour this weekend to secure the place to the play-offs. The Guerreros on their side need a landslide victory to overtake the USA Knockouts. Emotions will be running high in Mexico.
In their previous encounter, the Mexican franchise lost to their rivals USA Knockouts 4-1 in the last match of week 4 in the Miccosukee Sports & Entertainment Dome in Miami but their boxers will seek revenge in Aguascalientes. Their recent away victory against Morocco Atlas Lions which was their second success in Season VI has kept their chance alive to reach the play-offs.
The Match Up’s to Watch
Mexico Guerreros’ top Light Flyweight class (49 kg) boxer Joselito Velasquez is still injured, therefore 19-year-old Elwin Soto will have the chance to fight for a second time in Season VI of the World Series of Boxing and confirm his potential.
Southpaw Elwin Soto was defeated by Morocco Atlas Lions’ Imad Ahyoun in his debuting match and will now meet with a taller opponent, USA Knockouts Colombian teenager Hernan Alarcon who also lost his opening Season VI contest so one of them will be chasing their first WSB triumph on Saturday night.
Light Welterweight class (64 kg) Roberto Zariñana is a newcomer in the Mexico Guerreros line up and the 25-year-old boxer will display his skills against USA Knockouts’ Ringside Tournament winner younger Robby Gonzales on Saturday.
The third Colombian boxer of the night will be Jorge Luis Vivas who qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the recent AIBA American Olympic Qualification Event held in Argentina and he is now ready to win another important bout in Mexico. Mexico Guerreros’ Colombian Middleweight class (75 kg) boxer will be facing with USA Knockouts’ Ecuadorian Gustiniano Mina who has been fighting in the international level since 2010.
Newly drafted by Mexico Guerreros, the Ecuadorian boxer Julio Castillo could be a real solution in the upcoming match against his US rival on Saturday night in the 91+ category. He is definitely one to watch.