Buoyant British Lionhearts seal away win against Algeria Desert Hawks

British Lionhearts enjoyed their first away victory of Season V in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) as they defeated Algeria Desert Hawks 3-2 in Blida.

Harvey Horn won his first WSB match in the opening bout as he outpointed Algerian Light flyweight (49 kg) Zoheir Toudjine.

Lionheart Bantamweight (56 kg) Sean McGoldrick then became the first Welsh boxer to achieve a victory this season with a split decision win over Fahem Hammachi.

McGoldrick won the fight by a single round according to two judges, while the third awarded it to Hammachi.

The overall British victory was secured at Light welterweight (64 kg) when Samuel Maxwell earned his fourth win of the campaign as he edged another split decision verdict against Ahmed Boudiaf.

Algeria’s Boudiaf won the first round, but Maxwell responded well and did enough to impress two of the watching judges at ringside.

A third split decision occurred in the fourth fight of the evening, and this time home star Ilyas Abbadi upset Britain’s highly rated 3-2 Anthony Fowler.

Although one judge gave every round to Fowler, the other two felt that Abbadi had won by a single point.

The last fight of the night saw Desert Hawk Samir Maslouh enjoy his first WSB win against Aboulaye Diane at Heavyweight (91 kg).