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British Lionhearts defeat USA Knockouts

The British Lionhearts maintained its one hundred percent home record in the World Series of Boxing with a dominant 5-0 win over the USA Knockouts at York Hall in London tonight.

Victories for Andrew Selby, John Joe Nevin, Joe Ward, Joe Joyce and Kaupo Arro secured the victory to ensure the Lionhearts stay second in Group B of the World Series of Boxing with 12 points and four wins from six fixtures.

British Lionhearts Coach, Dave Alloway said: “To win all five bouts was an excellent performance by the team. The boxers are continuing to adjust well to the different demands of World Series Boxing and means the team is well placed to get to the knockout stages of the competition.”

The outstanding bout of the evening came in the bantamweight category where Andrew Selby scored a unanimous victory over the London 2012 bronze medallist, Michael Conlan in a re-match of their epic quarter-final from the 2011 AIBA World Championships, when Selby defeated the Irishman by a single point. Continue reading