TASMANIAN boxer Jackson Woods has repeated his Olympic showing at the world championships.
In an uncannily similar result to his performance in London last year, the Latrobe 20-year-old won the opening round, but then lost two tight ones to be eliminated 2-1 in his first fight at Almaty in Kazakhstan.
In bout 133 of the 56kg men's bantam weight division, Woods beat Bulgarian Stefan Ivanov 30-27 in the opening round only to go down by the same score in the next two.
Ivanov will face Mexican Brian Gonzalez in round two.
At London's vast ExCeL building last year, with the prospect of Russia's top-ranked 2011 world champion Misha Aloian waiting fresh from a first-round bye, Woods opened the flyweight competition against Samir Brahimi.
The three-time Australian champion won the first round 6-3 before the Algerian fought back to claim a 14-12 win.
Tasmania's other representative at the world titles this week, Woods' clubmate Dylan Hardy, had a first-round bye in the 81kg light-heavyweight division.
He will take on Hungarian Norbert Harcsa in the second round tomorrow evening, a day after his 20th birthday.