Yesterday, Captain of the British boxing squad, David Price, caused the shock of the competition so far by stopping Russian favourite Islam Timurziev in the second frame of their first round super heavyweight contest.
Prior to the fight, Price - the eldest of the team - said how ʼhonouredʼ he was to have been chosen as Captain by the other team members and although he was ʽconfident of his own abilitiesʼ - knew that he was up against the man rated as ʽnumber one in the worldʼ.
As he entered the ring at the Workers Stadium, Beijing, the six feet eight inch Liverpudlian stepped over the top rope and into the ring!
After a steady round one, Timurziev was ahead by 2-0, but with a couple of shots from Price going un-scored.
But a right from Price in the opening seconds of the second frame forces an 8 count after the Russian goes to one knee. Moments later, Timurziev drops to his knee again after a left shot through the middle from Price.
Again, the referee administers the 8 count, but as he gets to 8, the Russian doesnʼt look to be focussed and the referee calls off the contest to the disbelief of the ʽfavouriteʼ.
David Price is jubilant, having beaten the man expected to win Gold in Beijing.
Today, Billy Joe Saunders and Bradley Saunders have their second round contests with light heavyweight Tony Jeffries fighting for the first time in this competition.