Three of the four English fighters in action on Friday have boxed their way into their respective quarter-finals with only Amin Isa dropping out as the competition gets tough.
In the middleweight division, Anthony Ogogo beat Australian Damien Hooper on countback after the fight ended 3-3; a result the part-time model from Lowestoft felt was fully merited.
“I felt like I deserved to win. I really dug in and I was determined and that’s what got me the win in the end.
“I was throwing feints, making him move, making him react. In the end I got a point and won on countback. I did what I had to do and I feel like I exploited his naivety.”
Ogogo will now fight Lawal Lukmon of Nigeria on Sunday evening for a place in the middleweight semi-finals.
Earlier in the day, Merseysider Tom Stalker beat Sri Lanka’s Kamal Sameera 4-0 to progress to a quarter final bout with Luke Jackson from Australia.
And following that, Callum Smith’s effort join his brothers as a Commonwealth Games medal winner continued when he defeated another Australian, Cameron Hammond, 2-0.
He said: “I had the height advantage which was obviously a boost. I kept a tight guard and that’s what won it for me.”
Smith, from Liverpool, will now fight Scotland’s Aston Brown in a ‘Battle of Britain’ contest against for a place in the semi finals.
In England’s final bout of the night super heavyweight Londoner Amin Isa lost 8-5 to Tongan Junior FA. Isa, a relative newcomer to the sport of whom big things are expected in the future, lost the opening round 3-0 but fought back to take the second 3-2 before losing the third 3-2.
On Saturday, Simon Vallily fights Dominic Winrow from the Isle of Man in the quarter-finals of the heavyweight division.
Bantamweight Iain Weaver takes on India’s Akhil Kumar for a place in the quarter-finals while in another Anglo-Indian bout, Obed Mbwakongo will take on Kumar Dinesh in the light heavyweight competition.