February 11, 2015
February 11, 2015
British Lionhearts v Ukraine Otamans - World Series of Boxing

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 01: Sam Maxwell of the British Lionhearts (R) in action with Vasyl Lomachenko of the Ukraine Otamans during the World Series of Boxing between the British Lionhearts and the Ukraine Otamans at York Hall on March 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Sam Maxwell; Vasyl Lomachenko

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SAM MAXWELL will look to maintain his unbeaten start to this season of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) when the  British Lionhearts take on the Russian Boxing team this Thursday (12 February 2015) in Moscow.

The light-welterweight from Liverpool has won both his bouts this season with impressive victories over Touliaowutayi Sarike of the China Dragons and  Hamza El Barbari of the Morocco Atlas Lions.

Maxwell said: “It’s been a good start to the season for me, but Russia away is a very tough assignment.  It will not be easy but I just need to go there, keep doing the things that have brought me success and stick to my gameplan.”

Maxwell is joined in a relatively inexperienced team by two fellow members of the GB Boxing squad, light-flyweight, Ashley Williams, and middleweight, Dan Woledge.

Welsh Commonwealth bronze medallist, Williams, is yet to record a victory this season following points losses against the China Dragons and the Morocco Atlas Lions.  Woledge from Chatham in Kent is making his debut WSB debut.

They are joined in the Lionhearts team by two overseas selections making their first appearances of the season.  Holland’s Enrico La Cruz will box at Bantamweight and Abdoulaye Diane from France has been selected in the heavyweight berth.

The match will be shown on BT Sport 2 at 10.00pm on Thursday 12 February 2015.

The British Lionhearts currently sit third in Group A of WSB with six points from four matches, which includes two wins and two defeats.  Russia have two wins and a loss from three matches and sit a place below the Lionhearts having won fewer bouts in the course of the season.

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