Fowler relishing return to ring in Morocco

28 January 2015 / 15:33

Anthony Fowler is determined to put on a show when he returns to the ring for the British Lionhearts’ World Series of Boxing (WSB) clash with the Morocco Atlas Lions on Friday.

The Lionhearts currently sit third in Group A following a victory over China Dragons first up before defeat to the Ukraine Otamans last week.

Selectors have opted to go back to the five who secured that opening win with Fowler joined by fellow 2014 Commonwealth Games medalists Qais Ashfaq (bantamweight), Sam Maxwell (light-welterweight) and Ashley Williams (light-flyweight) along with Romanian heavyweight Ionut-Mirel Jitaru.

Like Ashfaq and Maxwell, Fowler picked up a victory in his fight against the Chinese team, albeit after his fight was stopped early due to a deep gash he suffered following a clash of heads.

But after fully recovering, the 23-year-old Commonwealth champion was eager to get back to business in Casablanca as he chases qualification for Rio 2016.

“I am really looking forward to getting back in the ring,” said Fowler.

“My opening bout was a bit of a scrappy affair that ended-up getting stopped on a cut, so I am looking forward to showing what I can do out there in Morocco and delivering a winning performance for the team.”

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