By Craig Phillips: Both David Price and Tony Jeffries will have to settle for Olympic bronze medals after they both lost their semi-final bouts at the Workers Gymnasium in Beijing this afternoon.
Jeffries came to the ring to face Irish captain Kenneth Egan, looking to follow in the footsteps of team-mate James DeGale who earlier in the day had overcome his Irish opponent Darren Sutherland.
Like the earlier bout the first round was close and both men were a little tentative to begin with.
But in the second round Egan took control of the bout and stretched the lead to three points by the halfway stage.
Egan always looked like having the edge over the Sunderland light heavyweight and controlled the fight, at times even looking like he was giving a boxing lesson in there.
Jeffries will be more than happy with his bronze medal but may look back on this semi-final and think how he may have benefited from coming out in the opening round at a higher tempo.