GB 64kgs Pat McCormack came through his first contest at the World Olympic Qualification Event in Baku on Sunday (June 19). McCormack won every round against Qatar’s Thulasi Tharumalingam, taking it 30-27 for all three judges.
Irish light-welter Dean Walsh lost a unanimous points decision to Bulgaria’s Ayrin Smetov. Irish super-heavy Dean Gardiner progressed, beating India’s Satish Kumar.
Umar Sadiq, a Repton light-heavyweight representing Nigeria, saw his campaign come to an end against Russia’s Petr Khamukov, losing a unanimous points decision.