WSB Season VII Sting Boxer of the Week 12 – Muhammad Ali (British Lionhearts)

The British Lionhearts’ Flyweight (52kg) Muhammad Ali secured his fifth WSB win in six outings with a typically assured Week Twelve victory over Morocco Atlas Lions’ Imad Ahyoun, becoming the only boxer in his weight category to finish the group stages with a 100% record. The unanimous decision came at the end of another dominant performance from Ali, who has established himself as one of the first names on the Lionhearts’ team sheet over the past two seasons, the manner of which also earned him the Twitter vote for Sting boxer of the Week.

Ali had to negotiate some rapid-fire attacks from his opponent as Ahyoun looked to seize the early initiative in front of the Casablanca crowd, making the manner of the Brit’s win even more impressive as he turned the bout on its head, finding his range and rhythm with some unavoidable combinations in the second period. With his straight left repeatedly finding its target, Ali quickly amassed a series of point-scoring shots to carve out a comfortable advantage and dominate the third and fourth rounds and earn his third win out of three for the season by unanimous decision.