Following a superb weekend of WSB action that saw six matches around the world wrap up the Group Stages, the Season VII Quarter-Finalists have now been confirmed. The schedule for the last eight is automatically decided by a team’s position in the group rather than a draw, and will take place across home and away legs on 12-13 May and 19-20 May, with the Semi-Finals on 2 and 9 June and the Final, also taking place over two legs, on 23 and 30 June.
Last year’s champions Cuba Domadores finished with the strongest record from the Group Stage, dropping just six bouts in their five wins to set up a Quarter-Final encounter full of Olympic talent against last year’s Semi-Finalists the Uzbek Tigers, who qualified as one of two best-third-place teams. The other, France Fighting Roosters, will rekindle their rivalry with the British Lionhearts who finished level on points with the Cubans but lost two more bouts in their six matches.
The Season VII newcomers Colombia Heroicos were the best second-placed team finishing just a point behind the Domadores, and as such the Colombians go on to face former champions Italia Thunder, second placed in Group B. Completing the Quarter-Final schedule will be winners of Group C the Astana Arlans Kazakhstan against the third-best runners up from the preliminaries, Russia’s Patriot Boxing Team, in another mouth-watering fixture.
The full draw for the Play-Offs is as follows: