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.