Square Elephant Production team enjoyed the World Series of Boxing’s 1st match between The British Lionhearts and The China Dragons.
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The British Lionhearts beat the China Dragons on their World Series of Boxing return in London on Thursday night.
Victories for Qais Ashfaq, Sam Maxwell and Anthony Fowler secured a 3-2 victory for the Lionhearts at York Hall in Bethnal Green.
The Lionhearts made their WSB debut in the 2012-13 series and, after not participating in the 2013-14 campaign, have returned to action in this year’s competition. They take on the Ukraine Otamans in Kiev in week two next Friday.
Ashley Williams got the Lionhearts’ challenge under way in his light flyweight bout against He Junjun, but could not get the hosts off to a winning start as He boxed cleverly and all three judges ruled in his favour.
Leeds fighter and 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Ashfaq then drew the Lionhearts level with a split decision triumph against Diao Jianhao in the bantamweight bout.
The light welterweights were up next and Maxwell, who claimed bronze in Glasgow last year, claimed a unanimous points win against Sairike Tuoliaowutayi to put the Lionhearts ahead for the first time in the tie.
Victory for Fowler in the middleweight fight would clinch the tie for the Lionhearts and the Liverpool brawler duly delivered with victory over Zhou Di.
The bout was halted after three rounds after an accidental clash of heads and even though Glasgow 2014 gold medal winner Fowler was left bloodied and required treatment, he was adjudged to have won all three rounds by the officials.
That made the heavyweight bout a dead rubber and overseas signing Jitaru Ionut-Mirel could not seal a fourth win of the night for the Lionhearts as Josip-Bepo Filipi restored some pride for the Dragons with an unanimous points victory.