THIS season of the World Series of Boxing has already qualified 17 boxers for the next Olympic Games. It now reaches its final stage with two teams left in the running, the Cuba Domadaores and the Kazakhstan Arlans. The finals are set for June 20-21 in Astana Kazakhstan. BoxNation televise in the UK.

Cuba historically have been the dominant force in amateur and are the reigning WSB champions but the Kazakh team shot to prominence after London 2012 and dominated the most recent men’s World championships.

“World Series of Boxing is a very important boxing challenge for my team”, said head coach of Cuba Domadores Rolando Acebal. “We have trained extremely hard and I always tell my boys that WSB Trophy has a special meaning, as it is the only one we can win together, as a team.”

Marat Jakiyev, the head coach of Astana Arlans Kazakhstan said, “The last weeks of the regular season have been very challenging for the boxers to reach once again the finals. It will be the third time for Arlans at this level and I’m particularly excited that my country hosts this competition in Astana and the team will have the chance to compete in front of thousands of home fans.”