Commonwealth champion Joe Joyce and Anthony Fowler will lead the line for Great Britain with the pair two of four medallists chosen for this year’s World Series of Boxing.

Joyce won Commonwealth gold in the super-heavyweight division in 2014 with Fowler tasting success at middleweight.

The pair will be joined by bantamweight silver medallist Qais Ashfaq and light welterweight bronze medallist Sam Maxwell.

The quartet will compete for the British Lionhearts in this season’s competition, with anyone making two appearances eligible for the World Series of Boxing Olympic qualifying event in Sofia in May.

The squad is 30-strong with eight overseas fighters included and theBritish Lionhearts’ season will kick off against the USA Knockouts on January 21.

"Competing in WSB is one of the qualification routes for Rio so this is a very important part of the GB Boxing squad's programme for 2016,” said Rob McCracken, GB Boxing Performance Director. 

"The format is slightly different to traditional Olympic-style boxing, however this is our third season in WSB, so we have more experience of the tournament which will provide valuable competition opportunities for the boxers as we move into the business end of the Olympic cycle."

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