WSB finals kicks off in Xiamen
Light flyweights Kazakh Temirtas Zhussupov (left) and Cuban Damian Arce put on a blockbuster show for the packed crowd in Xiamen, Fujian province on Sept 26. [Photo/Xinhua]
The Cuba Domadores secured a narrow 3-2 win over the defending champions Astana Arlans Kazakhstan in the first leg of the World Series of Boxing Season VIII Finals that kicked off in Xiamen on Sept 26.
The second leg will take place two days later in Jinjiang, another city in East China's Fujian province, where the remaining five weight classes will battle to define the WSB Season VIII Champion.
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.