Sean McComb wins opening bout at World Boxing Championships
Seán McComb eased through to the last 16 of the World Boxing Championships after a unanimous 3-0 win over Mexican Lindolfo Delgado Garca in Doha.
The Belfast lightweight recovered from an edgy second round to secure a place in round two on Friday.
McComb, a European bronze medallist, won the first round 10-9 but lost the second by the same score.
The 23 year old, making his debut at this level, did enough to win the third and advance on a 29-28 verdict.
"I'm very happy," said the Holy Trinity southpaw.
"My coaches got the tactics right, I said before that if I listen to them and get the tactics right that I'd win," said.
McComb's win on Wednesday sets up a rematch with number three seed Albert Selimov of Azerbaijan, who defeated the Belfast native in a tight European Games semi-final in Baku in June.
Belfast light-flyweight Brendan Irvine is also through to the last 16 following a 3-0 win over Nico Hernandez in his opening fight.
Irvine dominated the contest to secure a meeting with Turkey's Muhammet Unlu in the last 16 on Thursday.
"It's good to get Ireland off to a winning start and hopefully the rest of the lads can do the business," said Irvine.
Irvine won a silver medal at the European Games in Baku in June.