Stalker beaten in welterweight quarter

08 August 2012 / 23:28

Liverpool boxer Thomas Stalker has lost his light-welterweight quarter-final 23-22 to Mongolia's Munkh-Erdene Uranchimeg.

Stalker looked sharp and precise in the opening round but he was up against a tough experienced foe in Uranchimeg, who scored with short rights much to the delight of the raucous Mongolian contingent in the crowd.

In a quality light-welterweight contest, Stalker began the second round well, connecting with looping left hand, and producing the generally cleaner work, countering accurately although the Mongolian's strobing rights remained a cause for concern.

Stalker was made to pay for a poor finish to the second round as he walked into a pair of right hands to drop one point behind heading into the last.

Stalker poured out for the third and the pair waged war in a thrilling contest which remained on a knife-edge until the end.