With 16 teams of boxers scattered across three continents, the WSB is trying to take the popularity of team sports and fuse it with the allure of the invincible gladiator. The WSB was designed to give boxing a shot in the arm, says Mike Sophia, general manager of the local Miami Gallos. Boxing is one of the oldest sports, but it has never changed or evolved. This is a chance for it to reinvent itself. For a front-row view of whether this experiment will work, check out the action when the Gallos (Fighting Roosters) face off against the Mexico City Guerreros in the best of five bouts at American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami) on Thursday starting at 8 p.m. The Gallos come into the showdown with a 1-1 record. Tickets cost $20. Call 305-818-6880, or visit miamigallos.com.
Thu., Dec. 9, 8 p.m., 2010