Result: Antony Fowler suffers opening-round defeat at Olympic Games

Result: Fowler suffers opening-round defeat in Rio
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Great Britain's middleweight Antony Fowler is floored during an opening-round defeat to Zhanibek Alimkhanuly at the Olympic Games.

Great Britain's Antony Fowler has suffered defeat in his opening-round clash with Zhanibek Alimkhanuly at the Olympic Games.

The middleweight has long been considered one of Great Britain's best amateurs but he will head to the professional ranks with a disappointing loss to the 2013 world champion.

The Liverpudlian was outclassed throughout and hit the canvas during the second round as the Kazakh puncher threatened a stoppage.

Fowler made it to the end of the round and landed a couple of heavy shots of his own in the final session but he fell to a comprehensive defeat, losing by scorelines of 30-27, 30-26 and 30-26 respectively.

Anthony Fowler during a photo shoot with the British Lionhearts on February 19, 2013
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