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After becoming only the second Franchise in World Series of Boxing (WSB) history to win a fixture against Cuba Domadores in the first leg of the Season V Finals, Astana Arlans Kazakhstan perfectly repeated their success in the second leg to claim a second WSB Championship in front of their home supporters in Astana.
A 6-4 aggregate triumph only begins to tell the story of the most dramatic Finals weekend of all time, as both teams produced some of the greatest performances in the history of this competition with so much pressure at stake.
It was Kazakhstan who reigned supreme however, and much praise should be given to their Head Coach Marat Jakiyev who inspired tremendous belief in his fighters, and expertly masterminded the necessary tactics needed to defeat the great Cuba Domadores.
The second leg began with a blistering Flyweight (52 kg) battle between Kazakhstan’s Olzhas Sattibayev (5-1 in Season V, 5-2 overall) and Cuba’s Yosbany Veitia (15-1 in WSB).
Veitia was undefeated in this competition heading into the contest, and was the overwhelming favourite as the majority of boxing fans expected the current Cuban National Champion to even up the aggregate scoring.
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Flyweight (52kg) Olzhas Sattibayev (KAZ) DEFEATEAD Yosbany Veitia (CUB) 49:46
Lightweight (60kg) Lazaro Alvarez (CUB) DEFEATED Zakir Safiullin (KAZ) BY SPLIT DECISION
Welterweight (69kg) Aslanbek Shymbergenov (KAZ) DEFEATEAD Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo (CUB) BY UNANIMOUS DECISION
Light Heavyweight (81kg) Julio Cesar La Cruz (CUB) DEFATED Nurdaulet Zharmanov (KAZ) BY UNANIMOUS DECISION.
Super Heavyweight (91+kg) Ivan Dychko (KAZ) DEFEATED Yohandi Toirac (CUB) BY UNANIMOUS DECISION.