World Series of Boxing

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World Series Boxing - Los Angeles Matadors vs. Moscow Dynamo, Hollywood, CA on December 4, 2011. Both amateur boxers compete without vests or head guards.

The World Series of Boxing or WSB is a professional international boxing competition that allows the professional boxers to maintain Olympic eligibility, organised by AIBA. Unlike amateur boxing, competitors taking part in sanctioned World Series of Boxing bouts must be bare-chested and are not permitted to wear protective headgear. Each participating boxer is drafted by one of a number of international franchises and can earn money by taking part in professional-style bouts. However, they maintain olympic and AIBA world championship eligibility and remain eligible to compete at the Olympic Games. Like professional boxing, each bout is decided by the scores of three judges or, in some cases, by a knockout, technical knockout or walk-over. A WSB meet between two international franchises consists of bouts in ten (formerly five) weight categories. There are five three-minute rounds in each bout and the team that wins the most number of bouts wins the meet.[1]

Weight classes[edit]

Until season 4, there were five weight categories which were different than 10 categories in amateur (Olympic) boxing or 17 categories in professional boxing. These were Heavyweight (91+ kg), Light heavyweight (80–85 kg), Middleweight (68–73 kg), Lightweight (57–61 kg) and Bantamweight (50–54 kg). In the fourth season (2013/2014), the number of weight classes was increased to ten, and they are same as in amateur (Olympic) boxing.

Teams[edit]

There are currently twelve teams in the fourth (2013/2014) season.[2] They are same as in the third season, except for British Lionhearts, who were replaced by new Cuba Domadores.

  • Algeria Algeria Desert Hawks
  • Argentina Argentina Condors
  • Kazakhstan Astana Arlans
  • Azerbaijan Baku Fires
  • Cuba Cuba Domadores
  • Italy Dolce & Gabbana Italia Thunder
  • Germany German Eagles
  • Poland Hussars Poland
  • Mexico Mexico Guerreros
  • Russia Russia
  • Ukraine Ukraine Otamans
  • United States USA Knockouts

Results[edit]

Season 4 (2013/2014)[edit]

Season 3 (2012/2013)[edit]

Season 2 (2011/2012)[edit]

[3]

Pool A
Team Matches Bouts
Pld W L Pts Pld W L TD WO
Russia Dynamos Moscow 10 8 2 25 50 37 13 0 0
Italy Dolce & Gabbana Milano Thunders 10 7 3 24 50 37 13 0 0
Kazakhstan Astana Arlans 10 7 3 22 50 29 21 0 0
India Venky's Mumbai Fighters 10 4 6 14 50 24 26 0 0
United States Los Angeles Matadors 10 3 7 11 50 17 33 0 0
Thailand Bangkok Elephants 10 1 9 4 50 6 44 0 0
Pool B
Team Matches Bouts
Pld W L Pts Pld W L TD WO
Azerbaijan Baku Fires 10 10 0 30 50 40 10 0 0
Mexico Mexico City Guerreros 10 6 4 20 50 31 18 1 1
France Paris United 10 5 5 18 50 24 25 1 2
Germany Leipzig Leopards 10 4 6 13 50 23 27 0 0
Turkey Istanbul Bosphorus 10 3 7 11 50 19 31 0 3
China Beijing Dragons 10 2 8 7 50 12 38 0 3

Season 1 (2010/2011)[edit]

[4]

Pool A
Team Pts Matches Bouts
W L Pld W L TD Pld
United States Los Angeles Matadors 25 8 4 12 40 20 0 60
Mexico Mexico City Guerreros 25 8 4 12 36 24 0 60
United States Miami Gallos 14 4 8 12 23 37 0 60
United States Memphis Force 14 4 8 12 21 39 0 60
Pool B
Team Pts Matches Bouts
W L Pld W L TD Pld
Azerbaijan Baku Fires 31 10 2 12 41 19 0 60
Kazakhstan Astana Arlans 29 9 3 12 44 16 0 60
China Beijing Dragons 11 3 9 12 16 44 0 60
South Korea Pohang Poseidons 11 2 10 12 19 41 0 60
Pool C
Team Pts Matches Bouts
W L Pld W L TD Pld
France Paris United 29 9 3 12 39 20 1 60
Italy Dolce & Gabbana Milano Thunders 27 8 4 12 36 22 2 60
Turkey Istanbulls 16 4 8 12 25 34 1 60
Russia Moscow Kremlin Bears 12 3 9 12 17 41 2 60

Media Rights Distribution[edit]

All WSB Live shows are distributed worldwide by Fighting Spirit.

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