Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Amateur Boxing at Its Best: World Series of Boxing Tournament Hits China This Weekend

World Series of Boxing, an international, team-based amateur boxing tournament, will hold its championship round this weekend. The event will culminate six months of competition for the league which is comprised of twelve teams from all over the globe. Guiyang, China will host the Paris United as they take on the Astana Arlans for the World Series Boxing Championship Crown. Here's a quick wrap-up of the 2010-2011 World Series of Boxing regular season:

About WSB

The WSB is a boxing competition without headguards or vests, with professional-style scoring, three judges and one referee and one supervisor. A WSB match consists of five bouts, with each bout consisting of five rounds of three minutes each. The team with most wins from five bouts wins the match.

There are five weight categories: Bantamweight (54kg), Lightweight (61kg), Middleweight (73kg), Light heavyweight (85kg) and Heavyweight (91+kg).

Each team has a minimum squad of 10 boxers and a maximum of 20 boxers, that is a minimum of two boxers in each weight category. The team is made up of both national boxers and foreign boxers, with at least three foreign boxers required in a squad of ten, up to six in a squad of 20.

The World Series of Boxing is an initiative of AIBA, the International Boxing Association, which is the international governing body for the sport of boxing recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

World Series of Boxing Official Website.

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