ASTANA – Two-time World Series of Boxing (WSB) champions Kazakhstan’s Astana Arlans were seeded as the top seed of Group D for the upcoming season six group stage on Aug. 15.
The Astana-based team will face off against the Azerbaijan Baku Fires, the Puerto Rico Hurricanes and a rookie team from Uzbekistan.
“Season six will be an extraordinary competition as we will be able to witness 16 truly amazing and legendary teams go head-to-head for the honour to compete in the WSB Finals,” insidethegames.biz reported, citing International Boxing Association (AIBA) President CK Wu, who opened the draw in Vargas, Venezuela. “I am confident that all teams will offer a magnificent spectacle and that this will be one of the best boxing seasons our fans have ever seen.”
Last season runners-up Cuba Domadores will meet the Algeria Desert Hawks, Ukraine Otamans and China Dragons in Group A. Mexico Guerreros will be top seeds in Group B, which also features the USA Knockouts, Morocco Atlas Lions and British Lionhearts, while the Russian Boxing Team topped Group C that has Rafako Hussars Poland, Argentina Condors and Caciques de Venezuela.