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Yafai, whose older brother, Beijing Olympian Khalid, begins his medal campaign on Sunday, beat Israel’s Peter Moyshenzon 11-1 to move into the last 16 in some style.
Another podium squad newcomer, Bournemouth’s Iain Weaver, maintained his superb recent form with an 11-3 win over Rodrigues Molina of Spain at 57kg
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54kg: Gamal Yafai beat Peter Moyshenzon (Israel) 11-1Gamal took command from the opening bell, racing to a 6-0 first round lead with a series of hard shots. A couple more in the second and a trio of points in the last was more than enough to secure a decisive win against the Israeli.
57kg: Iain Weaver beat Rodrigues Molina (Spain) 11-3
3-O up after the first round, Iain controlled the contest throughout, breaching the Spaniard’s defences regularly, before running out a comfortable winner. Iain will box Bashir Hassan-Salad of Sweden in the last 16 on Monday.
75kg: Anthony Ogogo beat Peter Mullenberg (Netherlands) 7-0
After a cagey opening, Anthony took a 1-0 lead in the first round, extending this to 3-0 by the end of the second. The Lowestoft boxer chalked up another four points in the final round to finish a 7-0 winner. Anthony will box Darren O’Neill for a place in the quarter-finals.
81kg: Stephen Simmons lost to Ioannis Militopoulos (Greece) 9-4
In the first round Stephen recovered from a 3-0 deficit to finish on level terms. However, three more points conceded in the second left too much ground to recover and although Stephen boxed valiantly in the last, it wasn’t to be.
81kg: Obed Mbwakongo beat Kennedy Katende (Sweden) 6-3Using his jab and reach to great effect Obed raced to a 4-0 first round lead. A point apiece in a scrappy second left Obed with a four point lead going into the last and despite receiving a standing count, he ran out a 6-3 winner. Obed will compete against either Ozgul of Turkey or Nikolic of Serbia in the last 16.
51kg: Khalid Yafai beat Armenian Derenik Gizhlaryan. 9-1
57kg: Iain Weaver beat Oualid Belaoura (France) 12-7
Iain stormed to a 3-0 lead in his quarter final, only to be pegged back to 3-2 by a combination from the Frenchman. A lively second round saw Weaver go into the last with a 7-5 lead. The last round was a battle at times, but with Iain striking cleanly again, the bout was won. Iain is through to the semis and guaranteed a bronze.
81kg: Obed Mbwakongo lost to Abdelkader Bouhenia (France) 11-9
After another active opening round, Obed trailed by a point, 4-3. The second saw more frantic action with Obed and the Frenchman trading blows with scores poised at 7-7 going into the last. Despite a valiant effort from Obed, it wasn’t to be and his opponent picked up a couple of points more to go through to the semis.
Boxing tomorrow in quarter finals:
48kg: Tommy Stubbs v Patrick Barnes (Ireland)
54kg: Gamal Yafai v John Joe Nevin (Ireland)
54kg: Andrew Selby v Furkan Memis (Turkey)
60kg: Tom Stalker v Artjoms Ramlavs (Latvia)
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