Reese Lynch secured Scotland's first world medal tonight in Belgrade ©AIBA

Reese Lynch made history for Scotland tonight at the quarter-final stage of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Men's World Boxing Championships in Belgrade, winning his bout to secure a guaranteed medal for his country.

It means Scotland will be on the podium in the men's under-63.5kg category following the 20-year-old's victory over Sanatali Toltayev of Kazakhstan.

He faces Kerem Oezem of Turkey in the next round who defeated Shiva Thapa of India unanimously.

Andy Cruz Gomez of Cuba is through too following a split decision victory over Uzbekistan's Mjuibillo Tursunov.

Other firsts occurred for Trinidad and Tobago and Iran too.

Trinidad and Tobago's Nigel Paul was in tears following his under-92kg victory against Berat Acar of Turkey to claim his nation's first ever medal at the Championships.

Armenian Chaloyan Davit also performed a superb turnaround to eliminate Lazizbek Mullojonov of Uzbekistan.

Daniyal Shahbakhsh collapsed to his knees after hearing he was the winner in his under-60kg bout with Lithuanian Edgaras Skurdelis, making him the first Iranian to be guaranteed a medal at the Championships ever.

Daniyal Shahbakhsh also secured Iran's first medal at the World Championships ©AIBA
Daniyal Shahbakhsh also secured Iran's first medal at the World Championships ©AIBA

Two explosive ends in the under-48kg set the standard for the day, with Yauheni Karmilchyk of Belarus ending his match early for a second time by beating Gan-Erdene Gankhuyag of Mongolia by referee's stoppage just after knocking him down in the first round.

Just moments later, the bout between Thailand Boxing Federation's (TBF) Wuttichai Yurachai and Japan's Kazuma Aratake was called off early due to injury and despite leading outright with two judges, Aratake ended up on the end of a defeat, much to his shock.

Japan did get a win in the next bout as Tomoya Tsuboi ensured a medal in the under-54kg by beating Barbados' Jabali Breedy unanimously, ending the Caribbean nation's hopes of a first podium.

Kazakhstan's Makhmud Sabyrkhan made it through to the semi-finals by beating Michael Trinidade of Brazil, and France's Billal Bennama was in control against Kyrgyzstan's Sanzhai Seidekmatov to book his spot.

Another Frenchman through to the semi-finals is Sofiane Oumiha, who eliminated Samatali Toltayev of Kazakhstan in the under-60kg.

Sewon Okazawa of Japan won the battle of the mind games against home favourite Vakhid Abbasov of Serbia in the under-67kg, utilising his efficient tactics to win by unanimous decision and he next faces Ablaikhan Zhussupov of Kazakhstan who was victorious over Mongolian Chinzorig Baatarsukh.

Lasha Guruli looked as if he had conceded defeat against Cuban Kevin Brown Bazain, but remarkably won the third round by enough to overturn the deficit and win by a 3-2 split - letting out a roar in response.

Lasha Guruli of Georgia clawed back a deficit to progress to the semi-finals ©AIBA
Lasha Guruli of Georgia clawed back a deficit to progress to the semi-finals ©AIBA

TBF's Weerapon Jongjoho is through too in the under-75kg following a narrow victory over Uzbekistan's Saidjamshid Jafarov which also went to a 3-2 split.

It all rested on what the Irish judge would vote in the third round - and they went with the Thai boxer.

Salvatore Cavallaro of Italy defeated Kazakhstan's Nurkanat Raiys to guarantee his flag will make the podium, but he will be aiming to defeat his semi-final opponent Cuban Yoenlis Hernandez, who won unanimously against Croatian Gabrijel Veocic.

In one of the best bouts of the tournament, Victor Schelstraete of Belgium advanced by the finest of margins against England's Conner Tudsbury, claiming a 3-2 split decision with only one judge's score in the final round separating them.

Olympic bronze medallist Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan is into the under-51kg semi-finals with a win against Colombian Yuberjen Martinez Rivas, while American Roscoe Hill will consider himself the main contender on the other side of the bracket after defeating Federico Serra of Italy unanimously.

Jahmal Harvey of the US continues to look a solid pick in the under-57kg after beating Rujakran Juntrong of the TBF unanimously, and now faces Samuel Kistohurry of France, who eked out a win against Bulgarian Javier Ibanez Diaz.

Alban Beqiri ignored jeers to give Albania a guaranteed medal in the under-71kg, surprising Zeyad Eashash of Jordan, who previously knocked out under-67kg Olympic champion Roniel Iglesias of Cuba.

Serbia are guaranteed one semi-finalist after Vladimir Mironchikov came from behind to beat Nurbek Oralbay of Kazakhstan, and next takes on American Robby Gonzales who vanquished Kyrgyzstan's Omurbek Bekzhigit in the under-80kg.

Finally, Enmanuel Reyes Pla of Spain booked his spot in the under-92kg with a win over the US' Jamar Talley and next faces Aziz Abbes Mouhiidine of Italy, who defeated India's Sanjeet.

Julio La Cruz of Cuba maintains his position of favourite in the category with a defeat of Serbian Magomedov Sadam.

There is a rest day tomorrow before semi-finals on Thursday (November 4).