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McComb's glory bid hots up

By David Kelly

Sean McComb made it through to the last 32 of the World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Lightweight McComb, from the Holy Trinity club, gave a superb boxing display as he landed a unanimous decision over Israel's Almog Briga.

Briga found himself on the floor from a right hand in the opening round as McComb marched to a 30-27, 30-27, 30-26 verdict.

"I'm glad enough to get the first fight out of the road, it gives me a bit of a lift in confidence. I thought it was going to be a little harder with no headgear on, but I managed it well," said McComb.

Light-welterweight Ray Moylette was rocked in the opening round of his last 64 battle with Alexandros Tsanikidis before going on to win a split decision after three entertaining rounds.

The 2011 European champion was stunned by a right hook but then clearly won the next two rounds.

The Filipino judge scored the contest 30-27 to the Greek fighter, but the Polish and Belarusian judges leaned in favour of Moylette, both having it 29-28.

Moylette said: "He hit me one big shot at the start. I was told to watch the right hand. It nearly ended the whole championships in one go.

"I came back from it, I showed now I can take a punch and go forward as well. It's not the prettiest of wins, but a win is a win."

London 2012 Olympian Adam Nolan will be in action today.

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