Italia Thunder began their campaign with a dramatic 3-2 win over the Croatian Knights in Week One and will be looking to build on that success as they welcome France Fighting Roosters in Rome on Friday night. The visitors also started their Season 8 campaign with 3-2 win against the British Lionhearts, considered one of the stronges teams in the European group.
Caciques de Venezuela ready to battle strong Colombia Heroicos in their first WSB match
World Series of Boxing (WSB) is a unique team boxing competition and one of the most exciting sports leagues in the world. Beginning in February 2018, Season VIII sees 12 teams compete in three regional groups; America, Europe and Asia, with home and away matches, consisting of five bouts each, between the group rivals.
The top two teams from each group and the two strongest third-placed teams will qualify for the play-offs, which assume the format of four Quarter-Finals, two Semi-Finals and the grand Final.
The world’s premier boxing series is a hard-fought competition of unparalleled intensity, speed and power, where boxers compete across five rounds, scored using the 10 Points Must system.
Season VIII is set to build on the enormous success of Season VII, and features the stars of the 2017 AIBA World Championships and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. WSB boxers accounted for 23 Olympic medals at the Games, including 6 golds, adding an extra dimension of excitement and competition for both the fans and the boxers.