China Dragons

The Beijing Dragons were one of the founding teams back in WSB’s inaugural Season I, and adopted the new name for Season V having cemented its position as a truly world-class boxing nation thanks to successful grassroots academy programmes across the country. A difficult Group stage saw wins at a premium, but the emergence of talented boxers such as He Junjun and Hu Jinguan gave plenty of reason for optimism and the side finished the preliminaries ahead of British Lionhearts and Algeria Desert Hawks.

The respect of rites and history that is central to Chinese culture is also a powerful force in the country’s boxing traditions. In a sport that prides itself on respect and values, the China Dragons epitomise these core beliefs, boxing with the utmost respect for opponents and officials alike and with a modesty that is also a guiding national principal.