Luke Campbell eases to last 16 in Ankara

Luke Campbell
Campbell is one of Great Britain's brightest prospects

Luke Campbell cruised into the last 16 of the European Championships in Ankara with victory over Dimitrijs Gutmans.

Hull bantamweight Campbell, unbeaten in international competition since 2009, beat the Latvian 20-6 in a one-sided contest.

"Things are going well but I need to continue my good form all the way to the Olympics," said Campbell.

Meanwhile super-heavyweight Anthony Joshua beat Germany's former world junior silver medallist Eric Brechlin.

On his in international debut, Joshua controlled the contest with a booming right hand that forced Brechlin to take a standing count midway through the second round.

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Joshua eventually pulled off a superb 23-16 win over the German.

But there was disappointment for Scarborough heavyweight Danny Price, who fell to a 19-14 defeat to young Russian Abdulkhamid Nurmagomedov.

Welsh light-welterweight Fred Evans was an impressive 17-8 winner over Denmark's Torben Holdt Keller but fellow Welshmen Sean McGoldrick and Chris Jenkins, plus Scots Joe Ham and Aston Brown, bowed out.

Ireland's excellent start continued with four more winners on day two of the competition. John Joe Nevin, Willie McLaughlin, Con Sheehan and Cathal McMonagle made it five wins out of five for the Irish so far.