Adam Nolan, Ireland, celebrates after is declared winner over Carlos Sanchez Estacio, Ecuador, in their men’s welter 69kg round of 32
Irish boxer Adam Nolan advanced to the second round of the welterweight division at ExCel tonight.
Nolan utilised a massive height and reach advantage against Ecuador’s Carlos Sanchez Estachio to record a comfortable 14-8 success.
The Irish southpaw looked polished from the bell and frustrated his muscular opponent throughout the contest.
The Bray BC pugilist built up a 6-3 lead at the end of the first round and extended his advantage to 11-6 at the end of the second.
Nolan’s ability to shift at will from his customary southpaw stance to an orthodox attack caused Sanchez Estachio a major headache.
However, the Ecuadorian upped his game in the closing stages.
He unleashed a flurry of potent upper cuts and appeared to shade the final round, but the judges scored the round 3-2 as Nolan progressed with something to spare.