Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain's Muhammad Ali beaten in men's flyweight

Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali (right) lost via a unanimous decision

Great Britain's Muhammad Ali is out of the Olympic flyweight competition after losing in the last 16 to Venezuela's Yoel Segundo Finol.

Ali, the 20-year-old who won silver at the 2015 European Championships, was fighting for the first time, having received a bye in the previous round.

He was outclassed by 19-year-old Finol, who earned a unanimous points decision.

Finol moves into the quarter-finals, where victory would guarantee him a bronze medal.

"I've been here for too long," said Ali. "I felt sluggish and too anxious. I was trying too hard.

"I've been waiting around waiting to box and watching everyone else and I let that get the better of me. I was in there and nothing was flowing and couldn't get a rhythm going."

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