Qais Ashfaq has become the fifth British boxer to be eliminated at Rio 2016 after defeat to Chatchai Butdee in the men's bantam 56kg. Butdee, 31, won on a unanimous decision after a clean sweep of all three rounds to progress into the last 16.
Ashfaq, who won Commonwealth gold in Glasgow 2014, narrowly lost out in the opening round but was knocked to the mat in the second after a powerful left from his Thai opponent – the decisive moment in an otherwise evenly matched round.
The Leeds-born bantamweight struggled to find any real accuracy in his jab and struggled to impose himself on the contest against a vastly experienced opponent after that knockdown.
Having lost the first two rounds by a single point, the 23-year-old started the third needing a knockout blow to keep his hopes of progressing in Rio alive. Bundee however cleverly evaded his opponent, avoiding the young Briton and sealing a comprehensive victory.
GB's boxing team has now suffered defeats in five successive fights. On Tuesday (9 August_ Welshman Joe Cordina suffered defeat to Uzbekistan's Hurshid Tojibaev, while Lawrence Okolie, Anthony Fowler and Galal Yafai also suffered losses on Monday 8 August.