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Goodall adds to Commonwealth’s strong start at World's

29 Aug 2017 by Hope Kerslake
The 2017 AIBA World Championships is well underway in Hamburg, Germany with 123 boutsfought across the first three days of exciting action.

GC2018 Boxing Ambassador Joe Goodall dominatedin his opening bout, securing victory against Egypt’s Uosry Rezk 5-0 in the Super Heavyweight (91+kg) division with his big uppercuts.

Goodall will enter the ring around 630am AEST Tuesday morning AEST taking on 3rd seeded Ukranian Viktor Vykhryst.

New Zealand’s David Nyika proved that he is capable of a podium finish with a powerful performance against Germany’s Igor Teziev. Niyaka will now meetRussia’s Evgeny Tishchenko.

In the last bout of day three, India’s Satish Kumarbowed out of the competition after losing his opening contest to Azerbaijan's two-time world champion Mahammadrasul Majidov 5-0.

The Asian Games bronze-medallist was slightly under the weather going into the contest, having suffered a bout of viral fever prior to the championship.

The 19th edition of the tournament kicked off with the Light Flyweight (49kg)division.

Australia got off to a winning start with Alex Winwood winning a split points decision 3-2 over Algeria’s Mohamed Yassine Touareg. The Oceania Champion however fell in his second preliminary bout losing in a unanimous 5-0 points decision to Russia’s Vasilii Egorov.

Galal Yafai from England produced an explosive display to win his first preliminary round against Scottish Ageel Ahmed, however Columbia’s Yurberjen Rivaz Martinez proved a tough one for the Olympian also losing in a unanimous 5-0 points decision.

Amit Phangal became the first Indian boxer to enter the quarter-finals of the World Championships, upstaging seventh seed Carlos Quipo of Ecuador in his second-round bout, prevailing in a unanimous victory.

In the Flyweight (52kg)division, England’s Niall Farrell was able to pick off the relentless advances of Moroccan Abdelali Daraa, progressing to a Monday evening match-up with Colombia’s Ceiber Avila.

England’s Peter McGrail looked sharp during his lively win over Nicaragua’s Angel Jarquin in theBantamweight (56kg). The European Championwill meetDominicanLeonel de Los Santos who narrowly defeated Italian Raffaele De Serio

Australia’s Harry Garside suffered defeat in the first Lightweight (60kg) bout of the Championship, bowing out to Armenian Karen Tonakanyan. The experience will help Garside as he prepares for GC2018 selection.

Kenyan Nicholas Okoth lost to his Brazilian opponent, Wanderson de Oliveira in a unanimous points decision. Okoth, who clinched a gold medal in June this year, at the African Confederation Championships (AFBC), was expected to be a strong contenderin Germany.

England’s Luke McCormack was beaten by crowd favourite Artem Harutyunyanin the Light Welterweight (64kg) bout. McCormack was outpointed by the German, who was the winner on all five of the judges’ scorecards.

Luke’s twin brother Pat will be looking to avoid the same fate when he meets Greece’s Alexandros Tsanikidis in the last 16 of the welterweight competition (69kg).

Indian Manoj Kumar defeated Moldova’s Vasilii Belous in an exhausting 3-2 contest.The former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist was in his element using his reach to good effect against Belous.

Awaiting Manoj in the second round is fourth-seeded Venezuelan Gabriel Maestre Perez.

Australian Andrew Hunt was knocked out of the championships, losing to Zeyad Eashash in a split points decision 3-2.

Georgia’s Iago Kiziriaedged out Scotland’s Sean Lazzeriniin the Light Heavyweight (81kg) competition with Australian Clay Waterman winnig a 4-1 points decision over Awais Ali Khan.

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