Pat McCormack advances to quarterfinals with unanimous victory on points against Aliaksandr Radzionau of Belarus…with Team GB hopeful medal against Rohan Polanco or Bobo Usman Baturo in welterweight competition in Tokyo
Pat McCormack qualified for the quarter-finals of welterweight boxing after defeating Belarus’ Aliaksandr “Sasha” Radzionau by a unanimous points win.
The 26-year-old Team GB star won on all five scorecards (30-27 on four, 29-28 on one) in the first round of the boxing competition at Tokyo’s Kokugikan Arena.
The Sunderland-born medalist hopeful will now take on Uzbekistan’s Bobo Usman Baturo in the last eight on Friday after his majority decision win over Dominican Republic’s Rohan Polanco.
Pat McCormack advanced to the quarter-finals of welterweight boxing after beating Belarusian Aliaksandr Radzionau
The 26-year-old Team GB star won on all five scorecards in the first round at the Kokugikan Arena
McCormack has also joined twin brother Luke McCormack in the quarter-finals, with the latter advancing in the lightweight competition with Monday’s win against Indian Manish Kaushik.
Luke McCormack will now clash with Cuba’s Andy Cruz for a chance to reach the semifinals.
Charley Davison and Ben Whittaker have also assisted the McCormack brothers in winning their opening round matches in a strong start to Team GB’s Tokyo boxing.
Olympic debutant Davison sealed a unanimous points decision win against Moroccan women’s flyweight Rabab Cheddarin.
Whittaker, meanwhile, had to rely on a split decision in the men’s light-heavyweight to get past Colombian Jorge Luis Vivas.
The hopeful medal from Sunderland won 30-27 on four scorecards and 29-28 on the other
He will now face Uzbekistan Bobo Usman Baturo (R) on Friday after his majority decision win over Rohan Polanco (L)