Michael Conlan edged out by Selby in quarter-final

Belfast flyweight Michael Conlan
Michael Conlan will compete at the Olympic Games in London next year

Belfast flyweight Michael Conlan lost his World Amateur Championships quarter-final by a single point in Baku on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old was beaten by European champion Andrew Selby of Wales on a 25-24 scoreline.

Conlan trailed 7-4 after the opening round and went out despite winning the next two rounds 10-9.

The teenager had already clinched his place in the 2012 Olympics by reaching the quarter-finals stage.

Conlan defeated number two seed Nordine Oubaali of France 20-17 in Tuesday's last 16 contest.

He lost the first round 6-4 but was level at 11-11 after the second and finished well to take the third 9-6.

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