Just over ten days before the two World’s boxing superpowers meet up in Florida, worldseriesofboxing.com reveals the lineups for this WSB quarter-final first leg.The Cuba Domadores who have only suffered one defeat so far this season will be taking on a resurgent USA Knockouts team which is packed full of young talent. It is well known that the Cuban’s line-up includes multiple World and Olympic champions but the USA talent scouts had a very productive off season and brought in a number of outstanding prospects, particularly from Latin America, who are just bursting with potential. The question is whether they are ready to take on the might of the WSB’s most dominant boxing team?
“This is going to be a historic match between our two countries. This will be the first time since at least 1962, that Cuba and the USA will be meeting head to head like this. It’s extremely exciting. We have worked hard in the last 12 months to identify and recruit some of the brightest young boxing stars. We have one eye on the future with this team and this will be an excellent opportunity for them to take on the best boxers out there. They are all excited by the prospect and I think we may see some performances that will surprise a few people”, said the USA Knockouts management.
“Like in past decades, there’s a lot of expectation because of how skilled the two teams are and the animosity that has existed between them over time. We took part in those bilateral matches for years and never lost. The United States only managed to tie us once. The matches were regular and awoke much interest in the public back then. Today, many people are saying the USA has no skilled Olympic-style boxers, but I believe it’s a mistake to think that. They do have talented boxers and a long history in the sport. Even though their pugilists have tended to move towards pro boxing, they have more than enough talent to give us a good fight”, stated Alcides Sagarra, Cuban boxing trainer in the Havana Times.
USA Knockouts vs. Cuba Domadores
March 28, 2014 – Seminole Hard Rock Casino (Fort Lauderdale)
Light Flyweight (46-49kg)
BIN, Lu (CHN) vs. VEITIA, Yosbany (CUB)
FULTON, Stephen (USA) vs. FORESTAL, Marco (CUB)
Light Welterweight (64kg)
ADAMES, Carlos (DOM) vs. TOLEDO, Yasnier (CUB)
PLANT, Caleb (USA) vs. NICOLAS, Ramon (CUB)
TEMPLE, Joshua (USA) vs. SAVON, Erislandy (CUB)