The second bout saw Zoltan Harcsa box his way to a fine debut WSB win, the tactical Hungarian looking unfazed by his first foray in the five-round format with a comprehensive win at Middleweight (75kg) against Youness Gharroumi. It was a typically intelligent display from Harcsa, who unleashed some fierce combinations that left Gharroumi chasing the bout without success, and the Lionhearts’ Draft Pick earned the unanimous Judges’ decision.
Southpaw Peter McGrail then made his first appearance of Season VII at Bantamweight (56kg) against the robust Redouane Khachfen, and it was to be a testing WSB debut for the Moroccan as McGrail’s elusive speed consistently caused him trouble. Deploying his hard left hook and some heavy body shots from the outset, the 20-year-old gave Khachfen few openings with which to generate some rhythm, and despite staying competitive to the final bell, the Moroccan found no answer to McGrail’s angular evasion and a unanimous points win saw the Lionhearts into an unassailable 3-0 lead.
A double debut followed at Light Welterweight (64kg) with Lionhearts’ Conor Loftus also boxing at his new weight after moving down from 69kg to face the Atlas Lions’ confident newcomer Youness Baati. The two traded blows in an action-packed opening round, and though Baati quickly found his range with his big right, he tired drastically late in the third, allowing Loftus inside time and again to edge a remarkable, high octane finale.
At 4-0 up, the Lionhearts’ Croatian Draft Pick Josip-Bepo Filipi came in to complete the whitewash against the tall figure of Abdeljalil Abouhamda at Heavyweight (91kg). The two experienced boxers were both looking to register their fifth WSB victory, and it was the Moroccan who began brighter before struggling as Filipi brought the tie closer in to deny Abouhamda the room to unleash his long arms and win a thrilling final round and make the score on the night 5-0.