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World Championships - day 6
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A mixed day saw Aston Brown and Anthony Fowler through to the next round of the World Championships for GB Boxing, and a win for Ashley Williams, representing Wales.
Results, including those for the home nations, are as follows - winners in bold.
49kg: Ashley Williams (Wales) beat Malith Muthikarage (Sri Lanka) 2:1
An all-action contest saw Ashley Williams through to the last 16 for Wales. Despite receiving a count after briefly touching the canvas in the first round, the Welshman came back strongly, connecting with some great backhands and eyecatching combinations. Ashley dominated the second, although Muthikarage came on strong towards the end. The final round saw Ashley outwork his flagging opponent, and deservedly take his place in the next round.
49kg: Aqeel Ahmed (Scotland) lost to Nanao Thokchom (AIBA - India)
Ageel boxed valiantly against a tough opponent, and the bout will stand him in good stead for future international appearances. The Indian used his experience to gain the upper hand early on, and didn't let his grip on the bout slip. Thomkchom, boxing under the AIBA flag, takes his place in the next round following a unanimous decision from the judges.
75kg: Aston Brown (GB Boxing/Scotland) beat Jaemin Jeong (Korea) 2:0
Aston fought hard for his win against Korean boxer Jeong. After a solid start from the Scottish boxer, both sides went toe-to-toe, working each other to the body, with little boxing at range. Aston connected with the better, cleaner shots and the judges recognised this. A warning for a low blow sealed the Korean'a fate with Aston moving into the next round.
91kg+: Ross Henderson (Scotland) lost to Sallah Muhamed (Sweden)
A close contest saw Henderson miss out on a place in the next round. Muhamed took the first two rounds on all the judges' cards, and despite a rally from Henderson in the last, it wasn't to be.
46-49kg: Jack Bateson (GB Boxing/England) lost to David Rodriguez (Costa Rica) 2:1
The contest saw Jack boxing on the back foot against the more experienced Costa Rican, looking to counter and, after the first two rounds, seeming in good shape. Rodriquez' strength saw him dominate the last round, and this was enough to see him through on a split decision.
56kg Joseph Ham (Scotland) lost to Mykola Butsenko (Ukraine) 3:0
Joe was the more aggressive boxer throughout this contest, but it wasn't enough to see him into the next round. The Ukrainian held and grappled, but was deemed to have landed the better punches and ran out a 3:0 winner.
75kg Anthony Fowler (GB Boxing/England) beat Abdelmalek Rahou (Algeria) TKO
The Liverpudlian scored an impressive victory over Rahou to take his place in the last 16. Fowler caught his opponent early in first, putting him on the canvas for a count. Rahou was rattled by some sharp punching to body and head, and never got back into the contest. The Liverpool man then boxed in a controlled and efficient fashion for the rest of the bout, and eased to a comprehensive 3-0 win, with the scores 30-26 on all the judges cards.
91kg+ Joe Joyce (GB Boxing/England) lost to Hamza Beguerni (Algeria) TKO
It wasn't to be for Joe at this World Championships, as the Algerian boxed stopped the Earlsfield ABC man in the first round. Joe was caught early and received a count with his knee having touched the canvas. Another standing count followed shortly afterwards. The referee had seen enough and the bout was awarded to Beguerni by TKO.