A reinvigorated Rafako Hussars Poland will be looking to put a season of disappointment behind them as they take on Argentina Condors in a Group C bottom-of-the-table clash in Mosir Debica, Krakow, on Friday evening.
Despite losing five out of five matches so far, the home team appear to be narrow favourites on paper, having named their strongest line-up of Season VI so far.
Poland’s national flyweight champion Maciej Jozwik makes his WSB debut. The 21 year old faces Argentina Condors’ Christian “La Joyita” Roda, who has had a mixed season so far, winning once and losing once.
Famed for his relentlessly attacking style, Mateusz Polski is liable to get the home crowd on its feet during his lightweight clash. The Baku 2015 European Games silver medallist faces Argentine Brian Nunez, who has lost both of his bouts this season.
Like his compatriot Nunez, Maximiliano Ocampo is yet to win in Season VI and faces a daunting opponent in the shape of Rio 2016-bound Steven Donnelly. The Irish welterweight, who fights for the Rafako Hussars Poland franchise, had a stunning year in 2015 to secure his Olympic spot and will be looking to make up for a disappointing defeat to Venezuela Caciques’ Balazs Bacskai in his previous WSB bout.
Arkadiusz Szwedowicz continues the trend of favoured home fighters, with the 22-year-old, 1.84m light heavyweight expected to dominate Argentina Condors’ Juan Gabriel Rizzo.
The final bout of the night is an intriguing contest between 2015 EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championship silver medallist Florian Schulz and the inexperienced but promising Argentine Kevin Nicolas Espindola. The German Schulz, who fights for Rafako Hussars Poland, will have to be at his best against the 19-year-old Espindola who dominated Venezuela Caciques’ veteran Edgar Ramon Munoz in his last WSB outing.