Commonwealth Games 2018: Mixed day as Liam Wilson & Kaye Scott progress; Campbell Somerville eliminated

It was another mixed day of results for Team Australia in the boxing at the Commonwealth Games with Campbell Somerville becoming the second Australian boxer to get eliminated on day four of competition.

Somerville came up against a two time Olympian Vikas Krishan who was a veteran fighter that captured bronze at the 2011 World Championships. Somerville, who had won his opening bout on Friday was unable to overcome Krishan after losing the first two rounds. The Victorian based fighter made a late run, taking out the third round but ultimately lost a unanimous decision to be eliminated from the Men’s 75kg division.

It was better news for Kaye Scott who competed in the Women’s 69kg division. A quarter-final victory over Nigerian Itunu Oriola in her first bout, guarantees the 33-year-old Sydney based fighter at least a bronze medal. Scott meets Rosie Eccles in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

Liam Wilson moved to the quarter-finals with a come from behind win over John Ume from Papua New Guinea. Ume edged a ultra-close opening round before Wilson, 22, turned the tide and came home strong to earn the decision. Wilson now meets English boxer Luke McCormack on Wednesday.

Competing on Monday will be Caitlin Parker (Women’s 76kg Quarter-Final), Clay Waterman (Men’s 81kg Round of 16) and Harry Garside (Men’s 60kg Round of 16).

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