Just a week after the Ukraine Otamans master-class against Azerbaijan Baku Fires in the first leg of this World Series of Boxing (WSB) quarter-final, the Azeris will need to win six bouts in a row in order to reach the Final Four. But the Otamans have lined-up their biggest star Vasyl Lomachenko, thus the mission looks almost impossible this Saturday 30 March (19:00 local time) at the Serhedchi Olympic Sports Center in Baku.
The first battle of this emotional return leg match will be entrusted to two well-prepared boxers. Magomed Kurbanov and his perfect WSB record (5-0) will be the Azerbaijan's Bantamweight (50-54kg) weapon, while Ukraine Otamans will bring the footwork master Alexandr Riscan. This is a difficult one to predict but Kurbanov's power could make the difference.