#WSBV Day 11 – Will Argentina Condors win their second consecutive match when they meet Italia Thunder?

27 March 2015 News


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#WSBV Pol Ita

Italia Thunder welcome Argentina Condors to Rome in week 11 of the World Series of Boxing (WSB).

The Argentine Franchise will be full of confidence after winning their first match of the season last week, and they also drew with Italy earlier on in the campaign.

Italy need a victory here to put pressure on the third placed USA Knockouts to give themselves a chance of qualifying from the group stages.

Additionally, three fighters from the Italian Franchise are strongly in contention to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games through WSB, and need to win their bouts in this fixture.

Discoteca Alcatraz, Milan is the venue for this Group B clash, where on Saturday 28th March fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 20:00 (GMT +1) at AIBABoxingTV.com.

Ireland’s Patrick Barnes has won all five of his matches this season, and stands at the top of the Light flyweight (49 kg) rankings with 25 points.

Only one fighter will qualify for Rio 2016 via WSB at this weight class, but Barnes is in pole position to do so.

Two points ahead of nearest rival Hasanboy Dusmatov, if the Irish star defeats 2-1 Junior Zarate in Milan he will be on the cusp of qualification with one match to go

Another Irish fighter with Olympic dreams is Michael Conlan, who is third in the Bantamweight (56 kg) rankings.

Two quotas for Rio 2016 are available from this division, and the 3-2 Olympic medalist is just three points behind second placed American Francisco Martinez, with number one placed Magomed Gurbanov a further point ahead.

Conlan needs to win well against Argentina’s 0-2 Ignacio Perrin to remain in the hunt, but the Irish star usually performs very well when competing under pressure.

Light welterweight (64 kg) Vincenzo Mangiacapre is ranked number one in his weight class, but only one point separates the top four fighters.

Mangiacapre controls his own destiny however, and if he beats 1-2 Ronan Nahuel Sanchez he will head into the final match of the Regular Season with much confidence.

Both 0-1 Italian Raffaele Munno and 0-2 Christian Zarate look for their first win of the campaign at Middleweight (75 kg), while the night closes with a Heavyweight (91 kg) bout between 1-1 home star Fabio Turchi and 0-2 Condor Dario Alcapan.

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