AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu met members of the Cuba Domadores and British Lionhearts teams just a few hours before Saturday’s WSB Season VI Final in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Dr Wu praised both teams for their impressive performances as they topped their respective groups during the regular Season. During the play-offs Cuba Domadores demonstrated their determination to reach the finals for the third time, stunning first the Mexico Guerreros and then the Uzbek Tigers.
The talented young British Lionhearts team successfully overcame first the Ukraine Otamans and then the defending champion Astana Arlans Kazakhstan in the semis to make history by reaching their first ever WSB Final.
“The WSB Final has always represented a major milestone in the boxing season and this edition will once again crown a star-studded team. Cuba Domadores and British Lionhearts have showcased during the entire Regular Season and Play-offs why they deserve to meet in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, a country with a longstanding boxing tradition and home of the Uzbek Tigers, who reached the semi-final on their first WSB season. I would like to congratulate all 16 teams and the hundreds of boxers who participated in Season VI and illustrated the remarkable vitality of this unique team competition”.