Mumbai Fighters brace up for Russian challenge in WSB

New Delhi: After putting up a strong fight against Italy`s Milano Thunder during its World Series Boxing (WSB) debut bout last week, Mumbai Fighters will next face Russian side Dynamo Moscow in their second Group A match on Friday in Perm, Russia.

The Fighters have got one point from their opening loss, and will travel to Russia for match two.

The Fighters will not only be fighting the Russian boxers but also at a minimum of freezing -3 degrees Celsius temperature.

Haryana`s Jitender Kumar will play his trade in the bantamweight category against 2011 World Championships bronze medalist Anvar Yunusov, whereas Pune boy Siddharth Verma will make his lightweight debut against Eduard Husainov.

In the middleweight category, Hisar-born Mandeep Jangra will take on 2011 European champion Maxim Gazizov.

Two foreigners will represent the Indian boxing team in the light heavyweight and heavyweight categories.

Croatian pugilist Marko Calic will make his WSB debut for Mumbai Fighters in light heavyweight category against Eduard Yakushev, while Trent Rawlins will don the black and golden of Mumbai Fighters in the heavyweight category as he takes on 2010 World University champion Arslanbek Makhmudov.


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