British Lionhearts beaten by Ukraine in World Series of Boxing

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British Lionhearts suffer defeat to Ukraine in the World Series of Boxing.

British Lionhearts endured defeat in their final World Series of Boxing group match.

A strong Ukrainian team narrowly defeated Great Britain 3-2 at York Hall in East London.

The experience of double Olympic champion Vasyl Lomachenko and world heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk proved too much for Sam Maxwell and Joe Joyce respectively.

Fred Evans, who won silver at the London Olympics, also lost but there were wins for Andrew Selby and Joe Ward.

Maxwell said: "There is no doubt Lomachenko is the best amateur boxer in the world and he proved that again in there tonight.

"But I wasn't a million miles away and that will give me a lot of confidence."

The Lionhearts have already qualified for the quarter-finals, where they face Mexico.

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