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Wednesday, 20 September, 2000, 05:32 GMT 06:32 UK
Fry given a roasting
Ghana's Charles Adamu
Ghana's Charles Adamu outclassed Britain's Courtney Fry
Super heavyweight Audley Harrison is Britain's sole survivor in the Olympic boxing following Courtney Fry's disappointing first round defeat.

Fry, 25, is the reigning Commonwealth Games light heavyweight champion and there were high hopes for him in Sydney.

But he was completely outclassed by Charles Adamu of Ghana, Commonwealth bronze medallist behind him in Kuala Lumpur, in his first round bout, losing a points decision by the emphatic margin of 16-3.

Fry, 25, never got going, trailing 0-4 at the end of the first round, and from then on was always struggling to get back into the fight.

Adamu's confidence grew and it was not until 45 seconds from the end of round two that Fry recorded the first of his three points. When the final round began he needed to stop Adamu but the task was beyond him.

Fry said: "I'm annoyed with my performance but I'm going to stay and support the boxing I love so much."

With Harrison, who enters the ring on Saturday against Russian Alexeii Lezin, Fry made up a boxing squad of two that set out to win Britain's first Olympic medal for 32 years.

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