• London 2012 - Boxing

Selby outgunned by classy Cuban

ESPN staff
August 7, 2012
Andrew Selby was tagged too often, and ineffectual with his own attacks © PA Photos

British flyweight Andrew Selby saw his chances of landing a medal dashed by hugely-talented Cuban Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana at London 2012.

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Carrazana, 20, belied his tender age to produce an astute performance that his Welsh opponent had no answer for. Carrazana, who won 16-11, moves on to face Ireland's Michael Conlan in the semi-final.

Carrazana stole the first round 5-4 after taking an economical approach, blocking a lot of Selby's shots with his arms, before getting himself on the board with brief, accurate flurries.

The Cuban was happy to sit on the back foot in the second, absorbing Selby's attacks with ease before finding his opponent easy to tag. Carrazana was given the round 7-3, handing him a five-point cushion to defend across the final three minutes.

And he did that with ease, with Selby lacking the nous to pierce Carrazana's brick-wall defences - especially after he went into his shell, sensing the bout was already won.

Welterweight Freddie Evans did manage to guarantee himself a medal, overcoming Canada's Custio Clayton on countback after the fight was scored 14-14. Evans had a five-point lead after one round, but slowed his workrate in the final two and was nearly punished.

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