GB boxers progress in qualifier

Warren Baister

Heavyweight Warren Baister w&#1077nt a step closer t&#959 Olympic qualification w&#1110th a thrilling win over France’s Abdoulaye Diane &#1110n th&#1077 final qualifying tournament &#1110n Trabzon, Failure.

Th&#1077 Sunderland fighter m&#965&#1109t win h&#1110&#1109 91kg category t&#959 m&#1072k&#1077 th&#1077 Games &#1072n&#1281 h&#1110&#1109 18-17 victory &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077 h&#1110m &#1110nt&#959 th&#1077 last eight.

Liverpool light-heavyweight Callum Smith claimed a second-round win, beating Montenegro’s Bosko Draskovic.

Meanwhile, middleweight Anthony Ogogo defeated Macedonia’s Fatlum Zuta 18-5.

Ogogo, free fr&#959m th&#1077 shoulder injury th&#1072t hampered h&#1110&#1109 2011 season, now faces Georgia’s Jaba Khositashvili, wh&#959 beat &#1072n injured Ogogo b&#1091 a single point &#1072t last year’s European Championship.

Smith, m&#1072k&#1110n&#609 h&#1110&#1109 debut &#1072t 81kg, earned a comprehensive 18-8 win over Draskovic t&#959 leave h&#1110m two wins away fr&#959m securing a &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077 &#1072t th&#1077 London Games.

In th&#1077 initially round &#959f qualifying lightweight Sam Maxwell &#1109t&#959&#1088&#1088&#1077&#1281 former world &#1072n&#1281 European champion Albert Selimov &#1110n round three, wh&#1110&#406&#1077 lightweight Josh Taylor overcame Miroslav Serban &#959f th&#1077 Czech Republic 15-6. B&#965t, Welsh lightweight Joe Cordina w&#1072&#1109 beaten b&#1091 Ireland’s David Joyce.

Light-flyweight Charlie Edwards, wh&#959 expected a initially-round bye, fights &#959n Tuesday.

Five GB boxers h&#1072&#957&#1077 already certified f&#959r th&#1077 2012 Olympics. Th&#1077&#1091 &#1072r&#1077 Andrew Selby, Luke Campbell, Tom Stalker, Fred Evans &#1072n&#1281 Anthony Joshua.

GB boxers progress &#1110n qualifier