Kazakh World Series of Boxing (WSB) team Astana Arlans confidently continued its winning streak on March 28 at the Miccosukee Resort in Miami when they defeated the USA Knockouts 5:0 in front of the Knockouts’ home crowd.
The tournament’s opening bout was between flyweight category (up to 52 kilogrammes) boxers Temirtas Zhussupov of Kazakhstan and Joshua Franco. Zhussupov won the match by a split decision. In the lightweight (60 kilogramme) bout, Kazakh Meirbolat Toitov dominated Francisco Martinez to pull the Arlans ahead 2:0.
Kazakh Samat Bashenov won by another split decision against Tyrek Irby in the welterweight (69 kilogramme) category to give his team a 3:0 lead.
In the light heavyweight (81 kilogramme) category, Kazakhstan’s Meiirim Nursultanov confidently handled Kalvin Henderson to make it 4:0 on the scoreboard for the Arlans and in the super heavyweight (91+ kilogramme) category, Vassiliy Levit dominated Adrian Taylor to close out the team tournament.
The Arlans are undefeated this season and will next travel to Puerto Rico to face the Puerto Rico Hurricanes on April 11.