Ukraine vs. Russia to be broadcast LIVE on BT Sport

Just a few days after having broadcast their very first live World Series of Boxing (WSB) event on the occasion of the quarter-final first leg between the Russian Boxing Team and the Ukraine Otamans in Moscow, BT Sport – one of the leading sports television channels in the United Kingdom and Ireland – has announced it will broadcast the second leg LIVE. The event is scheduled for April 4 (16:05 GMT) in Donetsk, Ukraine.

“We are delighted that such a reputable TV channel with such a reach in the United Kingdom and Ireland is broadcasting our competition”, said Mr Karim Bouzidi, WSB Chief Executive Officer.

“We are convinced that our product has a bright future on all the major global TV networks and we hope that this interest from BT Sport will lead to a long-term partnership”.

After Russia won the first leg of this match 4-1, the Otamans will need to win at least four of the bouts to force the match into a tiebreaker, which incidentally is exactly how they lost last year’s Finals against the Astana Arlans Kazakhstan.

Flyweight (52kg)
Azat USENALIEV (Ukraine Otamans) vs. Bakhtovar NAZIROV (Russian Boxing Team)

Lightweight (60kg)
Pavlo ISHCHENKO (Ukraine Otamans) vs. Dmitriy POLYANSKIY (Russian Boxing Team)

Welterweight (69kg)
Taras GOLOVASCHENKO (Ukraine Otamans) vs. Alexander BESPUTIN (Russian Boxing Team)

Light Heavyweight (81kg)
Oleksandr GANZULIA (Ukraine Otamans) vs. Eduard YAKUSHEV (Russian Boxing Team)

Super Heavyweight (91+kg)
Iegor PLEVAKO (Ukraine Otamans) vs. Maxim BABANIN (Russian Boxing Team)

Potential Tiebreaker Bout – Light Heavyweight (81kg)
Oleksandr KHYZHNIAK (Ukraine Otamans) vs. Danil SHVED (Russian Boxing Team)