#WSBV Day 10 – Can China Dragons win away in Kiev against Ukraine Otamans?19 March 2015
Fresh from defeating British Lionhearts in London last week, Ukraine Otamans host China Dragons in a World Series of Boxing (WSB) match they need to win to maintain third place in Group A.
The Chinese Franchise have yet to win away this season, but did push Ukraine close at home when the two teams met earlier in the campaign.
All five Ukrainian fighters competing in this fixture lost their last WSB match, so will they rise to the occasion of winning again, or can China exploit a possible lack of confidence?
Sports Palace, Kiev is the venue for this Group A clash, where on Friday 20th March fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 21:30 (GMT +2) at AIBABoxingTV.com.
Flyweight (52 kg) Azat Usenaliev has lost his last two WSB matches after memorably upsetting Andrew Selby earlier in the competition, and will look to resume winning ways against China’s 1-1 Hu Jianguan.
Oleg Prudkyi is also on a two fight losing streak for Ukraine, but faces a tough task when he meets China’s Lightweight (60 kg) Jun Shan who defeated Oualid Belaoura two weeks ago.
Ukraine have yet to win a match at Welterweight (69 kg) this season in four attempts, so 0-2 Oleg Zubenko will want to break the duck against 21-year-old Chinese debutant Haishaer Taximaimaiti.
2-1 Ukrainian Oleksandr Khyzhniak is just outside the Light heavyweight (81 kg) top five rankings, and a victory over 0-2 Shi Guojun may reignite his Rio 2016 ambitions with two matches to go.
The final match of the evening is at Super heavyweight (91+ kg) where home favourite Ihor Shevadzutskyi looks for his first win of the season against 1-1 Wang Zhibao.