Last weekend, leg 2 of the WSB semi-finals took place in Havana and Atyrau City for two more amazing matches between the four best WSB teams of Season VIII. The finals of this season will see the greatest rivalry of this team competition meet again, as the Cuba Domadores and the Astana Arlans Kazakhstan emerged as the strongest ones, making history again. Several bids were made to host this unique match and the decision of where and when the curtain will come down on this superb eighth season will be announced soon. The two franchises will meet fully prepared and seeking to bring home the Season VIII Trophy at the end of another hugely competitive and entertaining edition of this exclusive competition.
Cuba Domadores vs France Fighting Roosters
The classy Cuban team welcomed the Fighting Roosters on Friday night in la Havana and powered into season VIII final after a 5-0 whitewash win over the French Team. The comprehensive score followed a tough match in Paris the previous week, where the Cuban squad took a slender 3-2 advantage in front of the French fans. On Friday night, the tone of the match was set early as Light Flyweight Damian Duarte and Bantamweight double Olympic Champion Robeisy Ramirez opened the evening, both bringing the points to the Cuban team. The evening got tougher for the French team following Cuban Andy Cruz’ KO over Fighting Roosters’ Morgan N’Dong. By then, the Cuban already reached the final, and the level increased even more as the Cuban won the two last bouts by abandon.
Astana Arlans Kazakhstan vs British Lionhearts
On Saturday night, the last semi-final of this eighth season took place in the Kazakh city of Atyrau, where the Astana Arlans Kazakhstan marched into the final after completing a thrilling 4-1 leg two win over the British Lionhearts. The Arlans already had a slight advantage following their leg one 3-2 win in Sheffield and came into the ring fully confident in front of their home crowd. The evening started with a closed bout, as Lionhearts’ Will Cawley got the point against Kazakh Saken Bibossinov. But despite some very tight bouts, the Lionhearts struggled against 3-time WSB Champions Astana Arlans and lost the four remaining contests of the evening.