Algeria Desert Hawks have had a troubled start to Season V of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) after their opening round fixture was postponed followed by three losses from three matches.
Ukraine Otamans won their first three matches in Group A, but were surprisingly beaten last week by Morocco Atlas Lions.
Therefore, this is an important clash in the group – can Algeria pick up their first win of the campaign, or will Ukraine return to the dominant form they showed prior to their loss at home to African opposition?
Chalane Hocine, Blida is the venue for this match, and on Friday 13th February, fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 17:00 (GMT -1) at AIBABoxingTV.com.
The action begins at Light flyweight (49 kg), where home favourite Belkacem Khennoussi makes his first appearance of the season against Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov who has won both of his matches so far for Ukraine Otamans in this campaign.
Bantamweight (56 kg) Fahem Hammachi won the silver medal late last year in the World Military Championships, and will aim to take that good form into his match against Ukraine’s 1-1 Mykola Butsenko.
At Light welterweight (64 kg), Algeria’s Mohamed Boudiaf lost against Raúl Curiel García in his last contest, and will be eager to make amends when he fights Ukraine’s young Klitschko Brothers Youth Tournament winner Viktor Petrov.
The penultimate fight sees Algerian Middleweight (75 kg) and WSB veteran Ilyas Abbadi in action against Taras Holovashchenko.
An evening of much anticipated action closes at Heavyweight (91 kg) Bouziane Houna puts his 1-0 record on the line when he takes on the 2-0 2006 European Champion Denys Poyatsyka.