Olympic run ends for Whateley

SALE-born boxer Jason Whateley had his Olympic run ended by Brazilian Juan Nogueira in the preliminary round on Sunday.

The 25-year-old heavyweight faced challenging conditions against the local, reportedly booed upon entering the stadium.

Whateley holds back-to-back national titles, and won bronze at the Asia-Oceanic Olympic qualification tournament in April.

Nogueira won the bout via a unanimous points decision, 30-26, 30-27 and 30-27.

Longford’s Keith Ferguson and Lakes Entrance’s Aislin Jones will both begin their skeet shooting campaigns on Friday.