Olympic boxers return to London to compete for British Lionhearts against German Eagles in World Series of Boxing
Olympic boxers return to London to compete for British Lionhearts against German Eagles in World Series of Boxing
Page last updated at 11:24AM GMT, Thursday, 13 December 2012
Olympic silver medallist, Fred Evans, will return to London this Friday when he boxes at Earl’s Court as part of the British Lionhearts team that is taking-on the German Eagles in the World Series of Boxing.

Evans will be joined in the team by fellow London Olympian and reigning European champion, Andrew Selby along with two other members of the GB Boxing squad, Sam Maxwell from Liverpool and Joe Joyce from London. 

Ireland’s European champion, Joe Ward, is the Lionhearts’ international selection at light heavyweight and completes a strong team that is looking to overtake the German Eagles who sit one place above it in Group B of the World Series of Boxing.

The Eagles are in second place with seven points from three fixtures.  The Lionhearts are in third with six points following wins against USA Knockouts and Italia Thunder and a loss to the Astana Arlans Kazakhstan. 

Tickets prices begin at £20 and are available at

The fixture will be televised on ESPN at 11.00pm on Sky SD/HD 417, Virgin 529, Virgin HD 530, BT Vision / Top Up TV / Freeview Channel 34.

It can also be viewed online live from 8.00pm at

The fixture will be the second appearance in the World Series of Boxing for Evans, Selby, Ward and Joyce who all won on their debuts against Italia Thunder at Celtic Manor in Newport.  Maxwell is making his first appearance in the competition.

Fred Evans said: “It was great to get a win in my first outing in World Series Boxing and I am keen to get back in the ring and sample it again.  Competing in London over the summer was a great experience and it will be fantastic to go back there so soon after the Olympics.”

Andrew Selby added: “My first contest was a bit tricky at first
but by the third round I started to get my shots off and I felt I was getting stronger.  It was great to have the home support and I am looking forward to something similar again in London.”

Joe Ward said: “I am really looking forward to Earl’s Court after my successful first appearance in the World Series of Boxing.  I did not have any difficulties adapting to the new format of five rounds without a vest and headguard and really enjoyed the experience.  I am feeling confident and hopefully the team and I can continue our winning run.”

Details of the bouts are below:


British Lionhearts


German Eagles


Bantamweight (54kg)


Andrew Selby


Redouane Asloum


Lightweight (61kg)


Sam Maxwell


David Joyce


Middleweight (73kg)


Fred Evans


Vjacaeslav Kerber


Light-heavyweight (85kg)


Joe Ward


Satula Abdulai


Heavyweight (91kg+)


Joe Joyce


Philipp Gruner

Established in 2010, the World Series of Boxing is a national team boxing competition made-up of 12 teams from across the World.  A WSB match between two international franchises consists of bouts in five weight categories: Bantamweight (54kg), Lightweight (61kg), Middleweight (73kg), Light Heavyweight (85kg) and Heavyweight (91kg+).

Competitors box without vests and head guards and the WSB scoring system is based on the ‘ten point must system’.  Each bout is decided by the scores of three judges or by a knockout, technical knockout, disqualification or walk over.  There are five three-minute rounds in each bout and the team that wins the most number of bouts wins the match.

For more information see www.britishlionhearts.com/.



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