Two-time European champion Andrew Selby showed he means business as he began his pursuit of gold at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan.
Selby claimed world flyweight silver two years ago in Baku and was stylish in his opening bout as he defeated American Malik Jackson to advance to the last 16.
The 24-year-old, who became the first British fighter ever to retain a European amateur title this year, won every round on each of the judge’s cards to underline his intent.
However there was less good news for fellow London 2012 Olympian Josh Taylor as he lost a narrow light welterweight second-round contest 3-0 to home hope Merey Akshalov.
Charlie Edwards also went out in the flyweight second round as he suffered a cut a minute into the first round of his fight against Kenya’s Simon Nzioki.
Elsewhere, on Thursday night middleweight Anthony Fowler and bantamweight Joe Ham both made progress with wins over Victor Carapcevschii and Yakub Meredov respectively.
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