Heartbreak for Conner
It was heartbreak for Conner Tudsbury as his World Championships dream came to an end with a narrow points defeat in his quarter-final bout against Victor Schelstrate.
The Maverick Stars ambassador dominated his Belgian opponent in the opening round, controlling the contest with his jab and using his speed and mobility to great effect against the much bigger man. Round two was a more even affair with both men having successes, but the judges favoured Shelstrate's work to set up a grand finale. It was all square going into the third and final round, and while little between them, Conner ended up on the wrong end of a tight split.
A disappointing end for the 21year old, but it's been a huge achievement reaching the latter stages of a tournament he wasn't oirginally selected for. Conner took the opportunity to step up to from light-heavy to cruiserweight in order to compete at his first major tournament and in doing so, he's proved he belongs at elite world level.