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Lionhearts taste World Series of Boxing defeat in Ukraine

The British Lionhearts lost their first away fixture of the World Series of Boxing season, going down 3-2 to the Ukraine Otamans in Kiev.

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Olympian Selby returns for Lionhearts' Ukraine trip

As the British Lionhearts get set for a daunting trip to the Ukraine for their second World Series of Boxing (WSB) match, head coach Rob Cracken...

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THE OLYMPIC ROUND UP: A WEEK IN REVIEW

British skeleton head coach Eric Bernotas praised his sliders for once again rising to the challenge at the fourth World Cup event of the season...

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British Lionhearts win on World Series of Boxing return

British Lionhearts coach Dave Alloway insisted he was a satisfied man as his boxers took their first step on the road to Rio qualification with ...

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British Lionhearts ready for return as Rio 2016 race hots up

GB Boxing performance director Rob McCracken is looking forward to seeing his charges embrace the battle to make Rio 2016 when the British Lionh...

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Biography

Billy Joe Saunders made his Olympic debut at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. He was the youngest member of the Great Britain boxing team in Beijing, aged 18. He had won 29 out of 29 senior level bouts before losing semi final to Olexandr Stretskyy (UKR) 15-13 on pts. He beat home favourite Evgenie Borisov 29-19 to win Strandja tournament in Bulgaria in February 2008, gaining the boxer of the tournament award. Qualified for Beijing with bronze at the first European Olympic qualifying tournament, beating Pavol Hlavacka (SVK) 20-10 on points in the Olympic Games qualification box-off. Coming from a travellers site, his Grandfather used to bare knuckle box & never lost a contest, his father Tom is a former amateur boxer & older brother Tom Junior has joined the professional ranks. Saunders began boxing aged 7 at Cheshunt Amateur Boxing Club.