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Fowler and Selby settle for World Amateur bronze

ESPN staff
October 25, 2013

Great Britain's Anthony Fowler and Andrew Selby both had to settle for a bronze medal at the World Amateur Championships in Kazakhstan - albeit in different circumstances.

Middleweight Fowler had to pull out of his semi-final with Zhanibek Alimkhanuly in Almaty on Friday after suffering a heavily bruised right hand in his quarter-final win over Stefan Hartel.

Victory against Hartel had guaranteed Fowler at least a bronze medal at the Championships.

"I am absolutely gutted, I felt I could have gone all the way," Fowler said.

Meanwhile, flyweight Selby suffered a split decision defeat to Uzbekistan's Jasurbek Latipov in his semi-final, which prompted Olympic champion Luke Campbell to express his disappointment at the result on Twitter.

Selby secured the bronze medal with his win over home favourite Ilyas Suleimenov on Wednesday.

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