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Belfast’s Conlon Wins Big At AIBA World Championships

Michael Conlon got Ireland's campaign at the 2011 AIBA World Championships and Olympic qualifiers off to a flying start in Baku, Azerbaijan yesterday.

The St John Bosco BC (Belfast) flyweight beat 2011 European bronze medalist Alexandr Riscan of Moldova 25-12 in the last-64 of the tournament.

The 19-year-old, who was 17-8 up going into the third and final round against Riscan today, will now meet Olzhas Sattibayev of Kazakhstan in the last-32 on Sunday.

Conlon, the current Irish Elite champion, was the only Irish boxer in action.

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