Unflappable Ukraine Otamans clinical in Kyiv as they defeat China Dragons 4-1

Ukraine Otamans defeated China Dragons 4-1 in Kyiv to solidify third place in Group A of the World Series of Boxing (WSB).

Flyweight (52 kg) Azat Usenaliev opened the night for Ukraine by winning his first bout in three matches as he outpointed China’s 1-2 Hu Jianguan.

Jun Shan evened up the scoring after fight number two when he won his second successive WSB match by defeating Ukraine’s Lightweight (60 kg) Oleg Prudkyi who suffered his third loss in a row.

The Otaman assault resumed when Oleg Zubenko won Ukraine’s first match of the season at Welterweight (69 kg) with a unanimous decision verdict over Chinese debutant Haishaer Taximaimaiti.

3-1 Ukrainian Light heavyweight (81 kg) Oleksandr Khyzhniak secured the win for Ukraine, and gave himself an outside chance of Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification through WSB by winning every round against 0-3 Shi Guojun.

Super heavyweight (91+ kg) Ihor Shevadzutskyi achieved his first match of the campaign in the last fight of the evening when he stopped China’s Wang Zhibao in round four of their contest.

Ukraine Otamans travel to Morocco Atlas Lions next week, while China Dragons host Cuba Domadores.