Commonwealth Games 2018: Five Aussie boxers progress to Gold Medal bouts

It was a good day for the Australian Team at the Oxenford Studios, host venue for the Boxing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games with five out of seven team members progress from the semi-finals today.

Among the victors Anja Stridsman, Harry Garside, Jason Whateley, Skye Nicolson and Caitlin Parker who all progress to Saturday’s Gold medal bouts.

Eliminated today and settling for a bronze medal was Clay Waterman in the Men’s 81kg division. The Queensland boxer was edged on points by Sammy Lee from Wales while Taylah Robertson also failed to progress, proving no match for English boxer Lisa Whiteside.

England has seven boxers represented on the final day followed by India and Northern Ireland with six each.

Gold Medal Bouts

Women’s 45-48kg (12:02pm AEST)

  • MC Mery Kom (India) vs. Kristina O’Hara (Northern Ireland)

Women’s 51kg (12:17pm AEST)

  • Lisa Whiteside (England) vs. Carly McNaul (Northern Ireland)

Women’s 60kg (12:32pm AEST)

  • Anja Stridsman (Australia) vs. Paige Murney (England)

Men’s 52kg (1:02pm AEST)

  • Gaurav Solanki (India) vs. Brendan Irvine (Northern Ireland)

Men’s 60kg (1:17pm AEST)

  • Manish Kaushik (India) vs. Harry Garside (Australia)

Men’s 64kg (1:32pm AEST)

  • Thomas Blumenfeld (Canada) vs. Jonas Jonas (Namibia)

Men’s 91kg (1:47pm AEST)

  • Jason Whateley (Australia) vs. David Nyika (New Zealand)

Women’s 57kg (6:32pm AEST)

  • Michaela Walsh (Northern Ireland) vs. Skye Nicolson (Australia)

Women’s 69kg (6:47pm AEST)

  • Rosie Eccles (Wales) vs. Sandy Ryan (England)

Women’s 75kg (7:02pm AEST)

  • Caitlin Parker (Australia) vs. Lauren Price (Wales)

Men’s 56kg (7:17pm AEST)

  • Kurt Walker (Northern Ireland) vs. Peter McGrail (England)

Men’s 69kg (7:32pm AEST)

  • Aidan Walsh (North Ireland) vs. Pat McCormack (England)

Men’s 75kg (7:47pm AEST)

  • Vikas Krishan (India) vs. Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue (Cameroon)

Men’s 81kg (8:02pm AEST)

  • Sammy Lee vs. Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali (Samoa)

Men’s 91+kg (8:17pm AEST)

  • Satish Kumar (India) vs. Frazer Clarke (England)

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