Baister misses out on a medal

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SUNDERLAND heavyweight Warren Baister has missed out on a medal at the European Amateur Championships in Minsk.

Baister was outpointed by Russia’s Aleksei Egorov.

There were also defeats for Birmingham bantamweight Gamal Yafai, who lost a split decision to Armenian Aram Avagyan, and middleweight Antony Fowler who lost to fourth-seeded German Stefan Haertel.

However, five British and five Irish boxers will fight for guaranteed medals today.

Leeds light-flyweight Jack Bateson continued to impress in his first major international tournament with a unanimous points win over Romania’s Ovidiu Berceanu.

And Scotland’s Charlie Flynn is also through to his first major quarter-final after an equally emphatic victory over Serban Miroslav of the Czech Republic.

Bateson and Flynn join fellow Britons Andrew Selby, Sam Maxwell and Joe Joyce, who negotiated their respective paths to the last eight on Monday.