World Amateur Championships: Andrew Selby and Fred Evans into quarter-finals

Last Updated: 23/10/13 10:43am

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Andrew Selby: Impressive victory over Cuban

Andrew Selby: Impressive victory over Cuban

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Welsh pair Andrew Selby and Fred Evans moved within one more victory of a guaranteed medal at the World Championships in Almaty.

The duo scored unanimous victories in their second round fights on Tuesday taking them within touching distance of at least a bronze.

Flyweight top seed Selby won a terrific contest against Cuba's Gerardo Tejeira, making the most of his lightning-fast reflexes to emerge as a clear winner on the judges' cards.

Olympic silver medallist Evans - also top seed in the welterweight category, eased his way through to the last eight with a comfortable victory over Kenya's Rayton Okwiri.

Ireland will have five fighters in the quarter-finals after wins for flyweight Paddy Barnes and light-heavyweight Joe Ward on Tuesday.

Barnes, a double Olympic medallist at light-fly, scored a first-round stoppage win over Kenya's Simon Nzioki, who had advanced due to a cut sustained by England's Charlie Edwards in the previous round.

And European champion Ward won a unanimous decision over Hungary's Norbert Harcsa to join team-mates Tommy McCarthy, Jason Quigley and Michael Conlan in the last eight.

Belfast lightweight Sean McComb failed to join them after dropping a split decision to Azerbaijan's Elvin Isayev, while Scotland light-heavyweight Scott Forrest lost a unanimous verdict to Peter Mullenberg of Holland.

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