Six Irish boxers were drafted in yesterday’s World Series of Boxing (WSB) international draft…….
Six Irish boxers were drafted by the USA, Astana Arlans (Kazakhstan) and Mexico Guerreros at yesterday’s World Series of Boxing (WSB) international draft in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Michael Conlan, Tyrone McCullagh, Eric Donovan, Conrad Cummings, Jason Quigley and Sean Turner were selected. Donovan was the only lightweight drafted.
27 boxers were drafted from a list of 118 available athletes, representing 40 countries from all five continents.
Amongst these 27, nine have participated in the London 2012 Olympic Games with one, Michael Conlan, winning a bronze medal, and four reaching the quarter-finals.
The Franchises that drafted the biggest number of boxers are the Kazakhstan Astana Arlans and Mexico Guerreros with five each.
Eight Heavyweights and Light Heavyweights were drafted.
Ireland had the biggest number of boxers drafted (six).
WSB welcomed its very first fighters from Estonia (Ainar Karlson), Iran (Ehsan Rouzbahani) and South Africa (Siphiwe Lusiz).
The 2012/13 WSB season gloves off in November.
WSB International Draft Lausanne, Switzerland September 23rd
54kg: Michael Conlan (Ireland, St John Bosco) – USA
91+kg: Sean Turner (Ireland, Drimnagh) – USA
54kg: Tyrone McCullagh (Ireland, Holy Family) – Astana Arlans (Kazakhstan)
61kg: Eric Donovan (Ireland, St Michael’s Athy) – Astana Arlans (Kazakhstan)
73kg: Jason Quigley (Ireland, Finn Valley) – Mexico Guerreros
73kg: Conrad Cummings (Ireland, Holy Trinity) – Mexico Guerreros
91+Kg: Isaia Mena (Columbia) – Argentina Condors
54kg: Magomed Abdulhamidova (Azerbaijan) – Hussars Poland
54kg: Razvan Andreiana (Romania) – Germany Eagles
73kg: Jaba Khositashvili (Georgia) – India Fighters
91+kg: David Jose Julio Payares (Venezuela) – Mexico Guerreros
91Kg: Mihai Nistor (Romania) – Astana Arlans
85kg: Elshos Rasulov (Uzbekistan) – Baku Fires
91+kg: Abdulkadir Abdullayev (Azerbaijan) – Milano Thunder
85kg: Sergei Kuzmin (Belarus) – Hussars Poland
54kg: Nordine Oubaali (France) – Germany Eagles
91+Kg:Mohamed Arjaoui (Mar) - Mexico Guerreros
91+Kg: Sardor Abdullaev (Uzbekistan) – Mexico Guerreros
73kg: Siphiwe Lusizi (RSA) - Baku Fires
85kg: Bahram Muzaffer (Turkey) – Germany Eagles
85kg: Ahmed Barki (Mar) – India Fighters
85kg: Ainar Karlson (Estonia) – Astana Arlans
85kg: Bojan Miskovic (Croatia) – Milano Thunder
85kg: Kennedy Katende (Sweden) – USA
91+kg: Ngoula Tangoum Romarick (Cameroon) – India Fighters
85kg: Ehsan Rouzbahani (Iran) - Astana Arlans
73kg: Juan Carlos Rodrigues (Venezueala) – Mexico Guerreros
World Series of Boxing Groups
Azerbaijan Baku Fires
Kazakhstan Astana Arlans