British Lionhearts head coach Rob McCracken insists he was never worried about previous losses playing on his boxers’ minds as they bounced back in style to beat the Algeria Desert Hawks 4-1 in the World Series of Boxing (WSB).
The Lionhearts fell to a 3-2 defeat to the Morocco Atlas Lions in Casablanca last time out, leaving their record at one win and two losses.
But there was little sign of low confidence at York Hall on Thursday evening as the Lionhearts, including Glasgow 2014 super-heavyweight gold medallist Joe Joyce, sealed victory.
Joyce himself picked up his second stoppage victory of the WSB season when he dominated Mohammed Grimes.
While there were also wins for Jack Bateson, Ekow Essuman and John Newell – the latter by default after his opponent failed to turn up – and McCracken was pleased with what he had seen in the ring.
“There was no problem with morale, when you lose 3-2 away from home there’s nothing in it, it’s not an issue,” he said.
“You learn from each bout, from each competition, and the boxers learn on the job as you can see.
“The experience that the younger boxers get, learning with each fight, is evident already and I’m sure it will be helpful for a lot of our boxers.
“We look at it more on individual boxers progressing and developing, that’s our main priority.”
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