After Team Australia went 3-0 in the first two days of the boxing competition at the Commonwealth Games, it was always going to be a tough challenge to keep that undefeated streak going on day three with 19-year-old youngster Jack Bowen being drawn against European bronze medalist Kurt Walker from Northern Ireland.
Competing in the 56kg division, Bowen made his opponent work for it and came close to pulling off the upset however a decisive last round edged it in Walker’s favour with four of the five judges giving him the nod as he progressed to the quarter-final stage.
Also progressing to the quarter-final stage is Terry Nickolas who secured his second win of the competition in the under 69kg division.
— BoxingAustralia (@BoxingAUS) April 7, 2018
Nickolas topped Thabiso Selby Dlamini by unanimous decision and he now meets Manoj Kumar, who is competing in his third Commonwealth Games and won gold in the 64kg division at the Delhi Games in 2010. That bout is scheduled for Tuesday.
Kaye Scott begins her campaign in the women’s 69kg division tomorrow, facing Nigeria’s Ituna Oriola while Liam Wilson opens up against John Ume from Papua New Guinea in the men’s 64kg division. Also competing is Campbell Somerville who scored a third round TKO stoppage in his opening bout on Friday.
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