Can China Dragons pick up their first win of the season against Ukraine Otamans?

Week three of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) includes an intriguing Group A clash with China Dragons hosting Ukraine Otamans.

The returning Chinese Franchise have yet to win a match in the competition this season, while Ukraine are full of confidence having won their first two matches.

Therefore, the five bouts at the Mangrovetree Convention Center, Sanya will have huge importance for both teams, and on Friday 30th January, fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 19:30 (GMT +8) at

Chinese Light flyweight (49 kg) LI Jiahao makes his first WSB appearance of the season in fight number one, and he faces Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov representing the Otamans, who is 1-0 this season after an opening win against Joselito Velázquez Altamirano.

Dusmatov tired in the middle part of his fight against the Mexican, which Jiahao will look to take advantage of.

Ukrainian Bantamweight (56 kg) Mykola Butsenko, a former AIBA World Championships bronze medalist displayed just why he was ranked in the top ten of WSB last season as he won every single round against Mexico’s Sergio Alfredo Chirino Sánchez in week one.

He looks to go 2-0 against Diao Jianhao who is 0-1 having lost his opening match to England’s Qais Ashfaq.

China’s Light welterweight (64 kg) Sairike Tuoliaowutayi also lost his first WSB match to Samuel Maxwell, and will have to improve against Ukraine’s Dmytro Grynchenko who is making his first appearance of the season.

Huang Jiabin will hope to make a winning start to his WSB career, and the Dragons fighter competes in a magnificent Middleweight (75 kg) bout as he faces Uzbekistan’s Hurshidbek Normatov, who will look for his second win of the season for the Otamans after his opening victory against Misael Uriel Rodríguez Oliva.

The Heavyweights (91 kg) complete the action in Sanya, and China’s Li Mingtao, who has won many tournaments over the course his career, faces 2006 European Champion Denys Poyatsyka who didn’t drop a single round against Christian Demaj in his first WSB match.