Lionhearts vs Knights

British Lionhearts Croatian Knights

Lionhearts Knights

Gateshead Leisure Centre

On air @ 8pm

16

Feb

World Series of Boxing

After defeat in their first group stage tie against France, the British Lionhearts need a win to get their World Series of Boxing season back on track when they host the Croatian Knights.

In their 2018 season opener, Britain were edged out 3-2 by the France Fighting Roosters.

Galal Yafai seemed to have had the upper hand against Samuel Carmona, but the Frenchman got the judges' verdict. European Champion Peter McGrail also suffered a surprise defeat, but Luke McCormack earned a points win in his Light-Welterweight match.

Overseas selections Eumir Marcial and David Nyika were last up. Marcial lost as France went 3-1 up, but Nyika's win helped to restore some pride and ensured the Lionhearts left Paris with a point.

The Croatian Knights were also on the end of a narrow defeat against Italia Thunder last time out, so both teams will be desperate for victory on February 16th in Gateshead.