Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Antony Fowler, will return for the British Lionhearts when they take on the Mexico Guerreros in the World Series of Boxing (WSB), this Thursday (26 February 2015) at York Hall in London.
The middleweight from Liverpool is undefeated in WSB, after victories against Di Zhou of China and Said Harnouf from Morocco, however a cut to the forehead prevented him from boxing in the team’s recent match against Russia.
“Missing the Russia match means I have had three weeks to prepare for this bout,” explained Fowler.
“For the first two weeks, I was just doing bags and pads and giving the cut time to heal and then last week I got in some quality sparring, so my preparation has been good.
“I like the format of WSB, with the extra rounds, the weigh-in the day before and the pro-style of the shows, so I am looking forward to getting back in the ring and putting on a good show at York Hall.”
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in advance at www.ticketsdirect.org.uk/wsboxing for a discounted price of £10 adults, £5 children (under 16).
Doors open at 7.00pm and boxing will start at 8.00pm. Tickets will also be available on-the-door at York Hall on the night priced £15 for adults and £10 for children (under 16).
Joining Fowler in the team is Harvey Horn who will be making his debut in the competition at light-flyweight. Commonwealth Games medallists, Qais Ashfaq and Sam Maxwell will box at bantamweight and light-welterweight respectively and Romania’s Ionut-Mirel Jitaru completes the line-up at heavyweight.
The match will be shown LIVE on ESPN Sports at from 8.00pm on Thursday 26 February 2015.
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More details on the British Lionhearts and WSB are available at http://www.worldseriesboxing.com/ and by following the team on twitter at @Brit_Lionhearts.
WSB is the only Global Team Boxing competition where national teams go head to head in a league format. Developed by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), this unique competition brings together the best Olympic and national boxers in an exciting team format with worldwide appeal. Season V sees 16 teams compete in two groups of 8 with the top 3 teams qualifying for play offs. The boxers compete without vests or headguards in five three-minute rounds. There are five bouts per match and scoring is through the 10-Point-Must-System.