Algeria Desert Hawks and British Lionhearts battle for success in Blida

The bottom two teams of Group A in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) compete in an important match which could ultimately determine who suffers the wooden spoon at the end of the Regular Season.

Algeria are the eighth and last team in the group, but have competed in one less match than seventh placed British Lionhearts who have lost all five of their away matches this season.

Week four of the campaign was the last time the British Franchise won a WSB match, a 4-1 victory against Algeria in London.

Chalane Hocine, Blida is the venue for this Group A clash, where on Saturday 28th March fans across the world can watch the action free, live and on demand from 19:00 (GMT +1) at

The action begins at Light flyweight (49 kg) where both Algeria and Britain have failed to win a match in the weight class this season.

0-2 Desert Hawk Zoheir Toudjine meets 0-1 Harvey Horn in a fight which could shape the rest of the evening.

Fahem Hammachi makes his first appearance of the season at Bantamweight (56 kg) for Algeria, but will he win against Lionheart Sean McGoldrick?

McGoldrick will hope to become the first Welsh fighter to win in Season V, and the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist achieved three victories in Season III of the competition.

Britain’s 3-2 Samuel Maxwell responded well to losing two WSB matches in a row by putting on his best performance of the season two weeks ago against Ukraine’s Mger Oganisian.

This week he faces Light welterweight (64 kg) Ahmed Boudiaf who has achieved success in both of his home matches for Algeria.

3-1 British Middleweight (75 kg) Anthony Fowler lost his first match of the season two weeks ago, and his top five ranking, so a victory over Ilyas Abbadi is essential if he is to have any chance of qualifying for Rio 2016 via WSB with just two matches to go.

Abbadi was stopped in one round by Cuba’s Arlen Lopez a fortnight ago, but prior to that had won his first two matches of the season.

The last bout in Blida is a Heavyweight (91 kg) clash between 0-1 home favourite Samir Maslouh and 0-1 Lionheart Aboulaye Diane.