Ukraine Otamans and Cuba Domadores seek Group A supremacy in Kiev

A tremendous Group A match takes place this week in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) as  second placed Ukraine Otamans host the group leaders Cuba Domadores.

The Cuban Franchise have won all six of their matches so far in Season V, while Ukraine have lost two of their last three fixtures.

Sports Palace, Kiev, is the venue for this Group A clash, where on Friday 27th February fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 21:30 (GMT +2) at

A world class Light flyweight (49 kg) contest opens proceedings, as the number two ranked 3-0 Hasanboy Dusmatov takes on the number four ranked Cuban Joahnys Oscar Argilagos Perez.

Kyrgyz Bantamweight (56 kg) Omurbek Malabekov makes his debut in Season V for Ukraine Otamans and faces a tough contest against Cuba’s 1-0 Andy Cruz Gomez who enjoyed a great away win two weeks ago when he defeated Brian González.

Light welterweight (64 kg) Volodymyr Matviichuk makes his first WSB appearance since the opening week of the campaign for Ukraine, and will seek an inaugural victory against the 3-0 number one ranked Yasnier Toledo who has won all three of his matches this season on points.

Uzbek star Hurshidbek Normatov has been one of Ukraine’s top stars in Season V, and the number three ranked Middleweight (75 kg) puts his 2-0 record on the line when he fights joint-number one ranked 3-0 Cuban Arlen Lopez.

An excellent Heavyweight (91 kg) fight closes proceedings, with Erislandy Savon, the undefeated Cuban looking for his 12th straight WSB win against Siarhei Karneyeu, the Belarusian former AIBA World Championships bronze medalist.