Paddy Barnes is through to the last-16 at the AIBA World Elite Championships in Kazakhstan.
The Holy Family fighter beat Serbian champion Milos Baltic on a unanimous decision.
The two-time Olympic bronze medalist will now meet Kenya’s Simon Nzioki for a place in the last-eight on Tuesday.
“I might not be the biggest but I’m the strongest. It was the first time without the headgear on and it felt really, really strange. And there was a clash of heads and it felt really, really weird.I’m happy to get the three rounds in.
“Now I know what it’s all about and we’ll push on from here.”
And Belfast heavyweight Tommy McCarthy advanced on a majority 2-0 decision following with a duel with Canada’s Samir El-Mais.
McCarthy will now meet Emir Ahmatovic in the last-16.
Belfast’s Michael Conlan, Jason Quigley and Con Sheehan will be in action today.