McComb's glory bid hots up
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.