After making the play-offs in their debut season, suffering just one defeat against Azerbaijan Baku Fires, Rafako Hussars Poland will look back on their Season IV journey as a steep learning curve after finishing bottom of Group B with just one victory in ten matches.
It took Poland five fixtures to claim their first win, and after four whitewashes it couldn’t have come soon enough. The 3-2 home win over Mexico Guerreros will live long in the memory, but they also pushed local rivals Russian Boxing Team all the way to the wire.
Sergiy Werwejko was perhaps Poland’s most impressive boxer of the season, picking up two of his team’s seven wins including a ferocious TKO against Astana Arlan’s Armen Simonian, but the Hussars had to manage without him in Season V. Drawn in a group that again included the Arlans and Baku Fires, it looked like being another tough campaign for the Polish outfit.
With a young roster very much in the developmental stages, the Hussars managed just three wins all season, finishing one place above Argentina Condors in Group B. The star of the show was the middleweight revelation Tomasz Jablonski, who finished 6-1 and ranked third, on the cusp of a quota place for Rio 2016. Also one to watch in Season VI will be Igor Jakubowski, the heavyweight who tested even the best in his weight class with a series of impressive performances.