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World Series of Boxing, British Lionhearts Part Ways

WSB to withdraw the participation of the British Lionhearts

Lausanne, Switzerland, 01 July 2013 - On the eve of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) Season IV Official Draw, the WSB have decided to withdraw the participation of the British Lionhearts.

As agreed last season in order to protect the best interests of British Boxers following an outstanding London 2012 Olympic Games, AIBA/WSB had put an important investment into the WSB Franchise British Lionhearts, without any return from the Home Nations or the British Amateur Boxing Association (BABA).

However since a few weeks, AIBA/WSB have been greatly disappointed to witness some political conflicts amongst the Home Nations and have thus decided to withdraw the participation of the WSB British Franchise until the situation is cleared. AIBA is currently in the process of investigating these issues, especially within the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) and Amateur Boxing Scotland (ABS).

AIBA/WSB would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank all boxers and coaches who have demonstrated excellence and passion to support the development of the sport of boxing in Great Britain following their success at the London 2012 Games.

Statement from the British Amateur Boxing Association on participation in the World Series of Boxing Series IV, 2013-14

The British Amateur Boxing Association (BABA) has confirmed that there will not be a British franchise in the next season of the World Series of Boxing, 2013-14.

A spokesperson for the BABA explained: “We have been in discussions with World Series Boxing and have come to the agreement that there will not be a British franchise in the next series of WSB which begins towards the end of 2013.

“We are very supportive of the World Series of Boxing and felt that the participation of the British Lionhearts in last season’s competition was a great showcase for the sport and a good experience for our boxers however as a (largely) publicly funded organisation, the BABA is not in a position to underwrite the costs or take-on the financial risks of running a British franchise.” 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bizley on 07-01-2013

I went to all of their shows at York Hall, Even got a few non-boxing fans to come along, and they were all up for the new series. This sucks.

Comment by DosRounds on 07-01-2013

That's ****. I was looking forward to seeing them and other fighters next year.

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