BOXING fans can watch the British Lionhearts’ bid to progress into the semi-finals of the World Series Boxing tonight (Friday 22 March 2013). The team’s home match against the Mexico Guerreros can be watched live from 20.00 at http://www.youtube.com/user/WorldSeriesBoxing or from 21.45 on ESPN on Sky SD/HD 417, Virgin 529, Virgin HD 530, BT Vision / Top Up TV / Freeview Channel 34.
Boxers from Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland will feature in the Lionhearts line-up as the team looks to establish a commanding lead in the home leg of its quarter-final against the Guerreros. The second leg will take place in Mexico on 29 March 2013.
The Lionhearts line-up includes Wales’ Andrew Selby who has won all five of his contests in his debut season in the competition and is the highest ranked boxer in the whole of the World Series of Boxing.
He will be joined by Ireland’s Olympic silver medallist, John Joe Nevin and his countryman, Joe Ward, who is currently ranked third in WSB’s light-heavyweight category.
Making up the Lionhearts team are Joe Joyce from London, who has won four from five and sits third in the heavyweight rankings, and Scotland’s Aston Brown who will be making his first home appearance of the season at middleweight.
They will box a Mexico Guerreros team which finished second in Group A of the World Series of Boxing behind the Azerbaijan Baku Fires. It includes Fernando Alverez Diaz who is ranked seventh in the WSB’s lightweight division, and Conrad Cummings of Ireland who will box Aston Brown in the middleweight contest.
Tickets are still available to for the show and can be purchased at www.britishlionhearts.com/tickets or on the door at York Hall.
A full list of bouts is below:
Aaron ALAMEDA LOPEZ
John Joe NEVIN
Fernando ALVAREZ DIAZ
Established in 2010, the World Series of Boxing is a national team boxing competition made-up of 12 teams from across the world. A match between two international franchises consists of bouts in five weight categories: bantamweight (54kg), lightweight (61kg), middleweight (73kg), light-heavyweight (85kg) and heavyweight (91kg+).
Competitors box without vests and head guards and the World Series Boxing 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.
For more information on the British Lionhearts see www.britishlionhearts.com or follow @Brit_Lionhearts on twitter.