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Goodall and three others make quarter finals on day four

Boxing
29 Aug 2017 by Hope Kerslake

Day four of the 2017 AIBA World Championships in Hamburg saw a number of Commonwealth boxers stepping in to the ring, looking to secure their quarter final positions.

It was another exciting day in the ring for GC2018 Boxing Ambassador Joe Goodall who, in one of the last matches of the day, defeated Ukrainian third seed Viktor Vykhryst.

The Oceania Super Heavyweight (91+kg) Champion from Brisbane narrowly defeated the 2017 EUBC European Confederation Boxing Champion in a split points decision 3-2, progressing to a quarter final match-up against Russia’s Maxim Babanin (approximately 4am AEST on Wednesday).

Australia's Joe Goodall wins his preliminary super heavyweight (+91kg) bout against Ukrainian Viktor Vykhryst at the 2017 AIBA World Championships. Photo: AIBA Boxing
Australia's Joe Goodall wins his preliminary super heavyweight (+91kg) bout against Ukrainian Viktor Vykhryst at the 2017 AIBA World Championships. Photo: AIBA Boxing


Cameroon’s Super Heavyweight fighter Fokou Arsene also advanced through to the quarter finals, with his next opponent being Columbia’s Cristian Salcedo Codazzi who eliminated Ireland’s Dean Gardiner in a close split-decision.

It was a disappointing day however for Commonwealth Light Heavyweights (81kg) Thomas Hart (England) and Clay Waterman (Australia) who were both eliminated at the same stage of the competition.

Pat McKormack has been left carrying England’s hopes in the World Championships after winning unanimously against Greece’s Alexandros Tsanikidis in the welterweight competition (69kg).

The 2016 Olympian now faces the tough task of dispatching Olympic silver medallist and tournament number one seed Shakhram Giyasov (Uzbekistan) for a place in the semi’s.

India’s Manoj Kumar went toe-to-toe with Venezuela’s Gabriel Maestre for a place in the last eight, however the 30-year-old Maestre walked away with the win.

Kumar’s compatriot, Shiva Thapa's quest for a second World Boxing Championship medal in the Lightweight (60kg) category ended after bowing out of the championships due to food poisoning and high fever. Shiva was to take on Georgia's Otar Eranosyan.

England’s Calum French’s task of defeating Ukraine’s Iurii Shestak proved too difficult.

In the Flyweight (52kg) division, Kavinder Bisht from India has entered the quarter final after an upset 3-2 victory over Algeria's two-time world medallist Mohamed Flissi.

Niall Dean Farrell, from England, however lost his preliminary bout against Colombia’s Ceiber David Avila Segura.

Don’t miss all the men’s preliminary action at Oxenford Studios, visit our tickets page today.

India’s Manoj Kumar went toe-to-toe with Venezuela’s Gabriel Maestre for a place in the last eight, however the 30-year-old Maestre walked away with the win.

Kumar’s compatriot, Shiva Thapa's quest for a second World Boxing Championship medal in the Lightweight (60kg) category ended after bowing out of the championships due to food poisoning and high fever. Shiva was to take on Georgia's Otar Eranosyan.

England’s Calum French’s task of defeating Ukraine’s Iurii Shestak proved too difficult.

In the Flyweight (52kg) division, Kavinder Bisht from India has entered the quarter final after an upset 3-2 victory over Algeria's two-time world medallist Mohamed Flissi.

Niall Dean Farrell, from England, however lost his preliminary bout against Colombia’s Ceiber David Avila Segura.

Don’t miss all the men’s preliminary action at Oxenford Studios, visit our tickets page today.