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.