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Pat McCormack and Harvey Horn knocked out of World championships

Irish trio advance to quarter-finals
Pat McCormack
Pat-McCormack  |  Greg Woodward/GB Boxing

TWO American boxers were eliminated on the third day of the AIBA World championships. US middleweight Anthony Campbell lost a split decision to Ecuador’s Marlo Delgado Suarez, while Russian heavyweight Evgeny Tischenko beat Joshua Temple unanimously. All four members of the American team are now out of the competition.

GB light-flyweight Harvey Horn lost a unanimous decision to Russia’s Vasilii Egorov. Pat McCormack also lost unanimous vote, but on a much closer margin, to his Russian counterpart. Vitaly Dunaytsev, who pocketed a disputed decision over the English light-welterweight in the final of the European championships, took another win over him to put Pat out of the competition.

Ireland’s Brendan Irvine (49kgs), Michael Conlan (56kgs) and Michael O’Reilly (75kgs) were victorious over and Turkey’s Muhammet Unlu, Brazil’s Robenilson Viera de Jesus and Australia’s Daniel Lewis to advance to the quarter-finals.

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