Boxer Stalker through to quarter-finals

04 August 2012 / 23:13

Thomas Stalker became the sixth Great Britain boxer to earn a place in the Olympic quarter-finals after a strong 20-16 win over Manoj Kumar of India at ExCeL.

World number one Stalker started fast and never gave his rugged opponent, whom he had also beaten in the quarter-finals of last year's World Championships, a chance of making any kind of impression.

Three points clear at the start of the first, Stalker poured in counter-punching combinations in the second to move seven ahead, and continued picking off the Indian to pull off an impressive victory.