GB’s McGrail secures world medal

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Peter McGrail’s beat Ukraine’s Mykola Butsenko in June to win European gold

Briton Peter McGrail is guaranteed at least bronze after winning his World Boxing Championships quarter-final.

Liverpool’s European champion dominated Dominican Republic’s Leonel De Los Santos to claim a 4-1 win in the bantamweight (56kg) division.

Compatriot Ben Whittaker’s hopes of a middleweight medal (75kg) were ended by Ukraine’s Oleksandr Khyzhniak.

Heavyweight Cheavon Clarke (95kg) lost to Cuba’s Erislandy Savon when the referee stopped the contest.

The 26-year-old, in his first fight at the championships, was overwhelmed by the Rio 2016 bronze medallist, who is the nephew of three-time Olympic champion Felix Savon.

McGrail ‘s semi-final will take place on Thursday.

Pat McCormack faces Uzbekistan’s Shakhram Giyasov in their 69kg welterweight fight during Tuesday’s evening session.

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