News | Feb 23 2015

Joe Joyce claims a key victory but Cuban class overcomes the British Lionhearts

The Cuban Domadores win 4-1 in Havana in week 6 of the World Series of Boxing
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BRITISH super-heavyweight Joe Joyce took a key step towards Olympic qualification when his incessant workrate overcame Cuba’s Lenier Pero in Havana in February 20.

Joe’s split decision win puts him above Pero on the World Series of Boxing’s individual ranking table. If Joyce is still there at the end of the season, he’ll qualify for the next Olympic Games.

The rest of the  British Lionhearts team had to contend with some of the world’s best amateur boxers. Ekow Essuman, in only his second WSB contest, met Olympic gold medallist Roniel Iglesias, now up at 69kgs. The Cuban took every round for all three judges.