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Seconds out as the British Lionhearts compete for the first time
Page last updated at 10:28AM GMT, Thursday, 15 November 2012
The British Lionhearts team will compete for the first time in the World Series of Boxing this week against against USA Knockouts at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California.
The fixture will feature Sean McGoldrick, Joe Cordina and Antony Fowler from the GB Boxing squad along with international selections Babacar Kamara and Uaine Fa.
It will begin at 3.30am (GMT) on Friday 16th November 2012 and can be watched live at http://www.youtube.com/user/WorldSeriesBoxing.
The contest will be at five weight categories and the team which wins most bouts will win the fixture. The line-up is:
The Lionhearts' first home match is against Italia Thunder at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport on Friday 23rd November 2012. For tickets, call 0845 4674428 or visit www.celtic-manor.com/blb.
The team will then take on the German Eagles at Earls Court in London on 14th December 2012. More details on the British Lionhearts including its full match schedule are available at www.britishlionhearts.com.
Established in 2010, the World Series of Boxing is a national team boxing competition made-up of teams from across the world. 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.