Will Azerbaijan Baku Fires recover from shock against Astana Arlans Kazakhstan?

A rematch from the semi-finals of Season IV of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) is perhaps the jewel of the third week of Season V, as Azerbaijan Baku Fires host Astana Arlans Kazakhstan.

The Baku Fires suffered a humiliating loss in week two away in Venezuela, while Kazakhstan have remained undefeated so far this season.

It was Azerbaijan who reigned victorious over two legs last time out, and they host this Group B fixture at the Guba Olympic Complex, where on Saturday January 31st 2015 fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 19:00 (GMT +4) at AIBABoxingTV.com.

Light flyweight (49 kg) Rasul Saliyev makes his first appearance of the season against Temirtas Zhussupov who is competing in his second WSB campaign for Astana Arlans Kazakhstan.

Magomed Gurbanov is currently enjoying a winning run in WSB, and the entertaining Bantamweight (56 kg) is in action for The Baku Fires against the relatively unknown Nursultan Kochshegulov.

Light welterweight (49 kg) Gaybatulla Gadzhialiyev is a WSB legend, and he dismantled Italy’s Olympic and AIBA World Championships bronze medalist Vincenzo Mangiacapre in week one.

He faces further tough opposition against Astana Arlans Kazakhstan boxer Askhat Ualikhanov, who was impressive last season for his Franchise.

In the penultimate fight of the evening, Middleweight (75 kg) Jaba Khositashvili competes for Azerbaijan against Kazakhstan’s exciting Meiirim Nursultanov who stopped Juan Rodríguez in the fourth round of his first week contest.

The youthful Azeri Heavyweight (91) Rail Mammadli completes the action in the last fight, but he will be a massive underdog against Vasiliy Levit who is coming off a stoppage win in his first WSB match of the season.