Lionhearts vs Astana Arlans

British Lionhearts Kazakhstan Astana Arlans

Lionhearts Astana Arlans

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield

On air @ 8pm



World Series of Boxing semi-final first leg

The British Lionhearts host reigning Champions Kazakhstan Astana Arlans in their World Series of Boxing semi-final first leg in Sheffield, live and exclusive in the UK and Ireland on BoxNation on May 17th.

Sheffield is home to the Olympic boxing programme and the GB Boxing squad, and this week the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre host some of the finest amateur talents.

During the regular season, the Lionhearts topped the European Group, edging past France Fighting Roosters in the final group match. They were the best performing team in the regular season, winning five of their six matches and 23 of the 30 individual bouts.

Kazakhstan came third across the regular season, also winning five of their matches and 22 of 30 fights. Last year, they defeated Britain at the same stage of the tournament before going on to beat Cuba Domodores in the final.

Galal Yafai, Niall Farrell, Benjamin Whittaker and Dalton Smith will represent the British Lionhearts. The semi-final second leg will take place on May 26th.