Originally written December 15, 2012 on Pro Boxing Fans:
The crowds at Earls Court in London were treated to some sumptuous boxing by the home team as the British Lionhearts reclaimed second spot in Group B with a solid win against the German Eagles. Welsh wonders Andrew Selby and Fred Evans as well as Joe Ward and Joseph Joyce helped inflict a resounding defeat on the visitors. The Lightweight (57-61kg) showdown between Great Britain's Sam Maxwell and Germany's rampaging 25-year-old David Oliver Joyce was first. Maxwell's tactical gameplan was to use his jab to keep the dangerous Irishman at bay but Joyce, with two WSB seasons under his belt, was moving inside well and hitting his target with those swinging hooks of his. The savvy Irishman continued to apply the pressure but Maxwell was settling in and was giving as good as he got. It was very close but in the end it was Joyce who gave the visitors the early lead after winning by split decision. European and former Youth World Champion Ward then battled 22-year-old German S...
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