British Lionhearts beat Kazakhstan to reach World Series final

Luke McCormack
Flyweight Luke McCormack (left) emulated his twin brother Pat, who won his light-welterweight bout on Thursday night, with victory over Zakir Safiullin

The British Lionhearts qualified for their first World Series of Boxing final by beating reigning champions Kazakhstan 7-3 at York Hall in London.

Leading 3-2 overnight, the Lionhearts started well with wins for overseas selection Koryun Soghomonyan of Armenia and England's Luke McCormack.

Radoslav Pantaleev of Bulgaria gave the Lionhearts an unassailable lead, with Frazer Clarke sealing the result.

The Lionhearts will face Cuba in the final on 4 June in Uzbekistan.


WeightBritish LionheartsResultKazakhstan
Thursday 26 May
Light-flyGalal Yafai (GB)Won 3:0Zhomart Yerzhan (KAZ)
BantamPeter McGrail (GB)Lost 1:2Nursultan Koshchegulov (KAZ)
Light-welterPat McCormack (GB)Won 3:0Samat Bashenov (KAZ)
MiddleTroy Williamson (GB)Lost 1:2Meiirim Nusultanov (KAZ)
HeavyBepo Filipi (Cro)Won 3:0Mukametzhan Yerkin (KAZ)
Friday 27 May
FlyKoryun Soghomonyan (ARM)Won 3:0Azamat Issakulov (KAZ)
LightLuke McCormack (GB)Won 3:0Zakie Safiullin (KAZ)
WelterJosh Kelly (GB)Lost 1:2Aslanbek Shymbergenov (KAZ)
Light-heavyRadoslav Pantaleev (Bul)Won 3:0Nurdaulet Zharmanov (KAZ)
Super-heavyFrazer Clarke (GB)Won 2:0Kamshybek Kunkabayev (KAZ)

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