BRITISH LIONHEARTS NAME FINAL TEAM FOR HOME LEG OF WSB SEMI-FINAL AGAINST ASTANA ARLANS

By 5th June 2017News

The British Lionhearts’ have named the 5 boxers that will take-on Astana Arlans Kazakhstan in the home leg of their forthcoming semi-final in the World Series of Boxing (WSB).

The team for the home leg at London’s York Hall on Thursday 8 June 2017 will feature Birmingham flyweight, Niall Farrell and Liverpool light-heavyweight, Tom Whittaker-Hart.  The pair are part of the GB Boxing squad and will be making their debuts in WSB.

They will be joined by a trio of overseas selections.  New Zealanders, Chad Milnes and Patrick Mailata, will box at lightweight and super-heavyweight respectively.  India’s Manoj Kumar will complete the team at welterweight.

If the match goes to a tie-break, like the Lionhearts’ quarter-final against the France Fighting Roosters, the deciding bout will be at flyweight and Liverpool’s Blane Hyland will box for the British team.

  • 52kg, Flyweight, Niall Farrell (GB)
  • 60kg, Lightweight, Chad Milnes (NZ)
  • 69kg, Welterweight, Manoj Kuma (IND)
  • 81kg, Light-heavyweight, Thomas Whittaker-Hart (GB)
  • 91kg+, Super-heavyweight, Patrick Mailata (NZ)
  • Tie-break: 52kg, Flyweight, Blane Hyland (GB)

Tickets for the home leg at York Hall cost £20 and can be purchased at www.theticketfactory.com.

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.