#WSBV – THE ATLAS LIONS MEET THE LIONHEARTS IN A POTENTIAL CLASSIC IN CASABLANCA30 January 2015
The Lionhearts won their first WSB match against China Dragons, but lost against Ukraine Otamans in week two, and are looking to resume their winning ways away in Africa.
A marvelous venue hosts the action, and the watching fans at the Hyatt Regency, Casablanca will enjoy five fights of terrific action.
On Friday 30th January, fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 22:00 GMT at AIBABoxingTV.com.
Light flyweights (49 kg) are in action first, where Moroccan National Champion Zouhair El Bekkali seeks his first WSB win of the season after losing his opening contest against Joahnys Oscar Argilagos Perez.
His opponent, the Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Ashley Williamsalso lost his first match against China’s He Junjun, although the Welsh star improved as the fight progressed.
Lionhearts Bantamweight (56 kg) Qais Ashfaq is 1-0 after beating Diao Jianhao in week one, and he looks to maintain his undefeated record against 0-1 Mohamed VI Trophy winner Mohamed Hamout.
Morocco’s Hamza El Barbari lost his week one match against Cuba’s dominant Yasniel Toledo, and will hope to improve on his recent form in his Light welterweight (64 kg) clash with England’s Sam Maxwell who dominated Sairike Tuoliaowutayi in London.
AIBA World Championships bronze medalist Middleweight (75 kg) Anthony Fowler won his opening contest against Zhou Di, but suffered a severe cut in the process.
Just over two weeks from that fight, will the injury be healed enough for him to beat exciting Moroccan Said Harnouf?
In the last fight of the evening, Lithuanian Heavyweight (91 kg) Vitalijus Subacius represents the Atlas Lions, and the former AIBA World Championships quarter-finalist faces Romania’s British Lionhearts fighter Ionut-Mirel Jitaru, who lost his opening WSB match against Josip Bepo Filipi.