Twenty of the best boxers in the world gathered on Friday morning in Astana for the WSB Season VII Weigh-In, with the Astana Arlans Kazakhstan and Cuba Domadores teams both going for a historic third title on Saturday afternoon. The intensity was palpable and the mind-games began early as the Kazakh and Cuban athletes faced-off ahead of what is likely to be one of the greatest matches in WSB history. At the subsequent Press Conference, AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu introduced this year’s Grand Final, joined by key figures from the worlds of Kazakhstan and Cuban boxing and sport.
“Every year since its inception, we have seen this unique team competition evolve and grow, developing into one of the most eagerly anticipated and exciting events in the boxing calendar. The addition of the team dynamic to what has always been one of the world’s great individual sports has captured the imagination of spectators and franchises alike, its popularity underlining our belief that it is innovations like the WSB that will keep entertaining the fans and breaking new audiences and markets around the world. Good luck to both these teams going for a historic third title,” said AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu.
Fans can watch the entire match* on Saturday on Facebook LIVE from 15.25 local time (+6 GMT).