Tom Stalker's appeal rejected

Stalker appeal rejected
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Tom Stalker's appeal against his loss to Mongolia's Munkh-Erdene Uranchimeg is rejected by the IABA.

The International Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) have rejected Tom Stalker's appeal against his 23-22 loss to Mongolia's Munkh-Erdene Uranchimeg.

The 28-year-old's coach Dave Alloway has revealed that the Team GB captain was "devastated" by the tight decision, which he felt that he had done enough to take.

"It was a close fight," said Alloway. "The Mongolian was a very good operator, but [Tom] gave it his best shot.

"He's devastated because he wanted to win a medal in his home Olympics. He's trained so hard for it, so to be one point away from a medal, one scoring blow, that's what hurts."

Uranchimeg will now face Ukraine's Denis Berinchyk in the semi-finals tomorrow.

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