BRITISH LIONHEARTS 3-2 DOWN AFTER QUARTER-FINAL FIRST LEG IN PARIS

By 12th May 2017News

THE British Lionhearts will need to come from behind to reach the semi-finals of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) after a narrow 3-2 defeat to the France Fighting Roosters in last night’s first leg quarter final in Paris.

A hard fought victory for Leeds’ Conor Loftus at light-welterweight and a second-round stoppage by kiwi heavyweight, David Nyika, on his Lionhearts debut were the highpoints for the British team on a night of mixed fortunes.

The second leg will be held at York Hall on Saturday 20 May 2017.  Tickets are on sale now at www.theticketfactory.com<http://www.theticketfactory.com

Last night’s results were:

49kg:      Galal Yafai lost (3:0) to Samuel Carmona.

56kg:      Peter McGrail lost (2:1) to Samuel Kistohurry

64kg:      Connor Loftus defeated (3:0) Amzile Hassan

75kg:      Luca Plantic lost (ABD R5) to Rachid Achoui

91kg:      David Nyika defeated (RSC R2) Kevin Kuadjovi

For full details of the scores of each contest see – http://www.worldseriesboxing.com/matches/wsb-season-vii-quarter-finals-france-fighting-roosters-vs-british-lionhearts/.

The British Lionhearts franchise is supported by UK Sport.  More details on the Lionhearts and WSB are available at http://www.worldseriesboxing.com/ and by following the team on twitter at @Brit_Lionhearts.