"He wasn't so much fast, he was just clever," Selby said. "He knew when to hit me at the right time, and he's very strong."
Vastine was a bronze medalist in Beijing, but he left the Olympics feeling robbed after dropping a decision to gold medalist Manuel Felix Diaz of the Dominican Republic in 2008 on a final-round point deduction.
This time, Vastine felt he had won a close fight with Shelestyuk. When he finally made it to the tunnel, Vastine gave a hysterical interview to a TV reporter before collapsing in sobs — and hurling a large water bottle so hard it broke on the floor.
Clayton took his narrow loss with much more aplomb, praising Evans while acknowledging the home crowd is an obstacle just as large as the fighter.
"I didn't even hear them against me, but it probably makes a difference sometimes on the scorecards," Clayton said. "It felt like a close fight, but I thought I won."
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