There were two wins in a single session at this evening’s Commonwealth Games for Team NI – and the results means the team now has 8 boxers through to their respective Quarter Finals.
Flyweight, Clepson dos Santos Paiva was the first in action this evening; he met Ghana’s Yaw Samuel Addo in his last 16 bout. This was a close bout, and the boxer in red, the Ghanaian fighter, had a bout deducted in the third round. Clepson, of Holy Trinity BC, won through to his QF following a 3-2 split decision win. The judges scored the bout 27:29, 29:25, 25: 30, 29: 25, 26: 30. Clepson will meet Wales’ Jake Dodd in his quarter final, on Thursday at 6pm, in bout 152 of the tournament.
Jude Gallagher’s featherweight last 16 contest lasted just 2’02”. In that time, the Two Castles BC boxer knocked his opponent down twice, and referee, Zhamila Borkoeva, stopped the contest. Jude contests his third bout of these Commonwealth Games, a Quarter Final, on Wednesday at 7pm, against Pakistan’s Illyas Hussain. Results of boxing on Day Four are available here
Two Team NI boxers open their campaigns on Tuesday – Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Aidan Walsh, and Holy Family BC, Drogheda’s Eugene McKeever. Aidan, of Emerald BC, meets Arena Pakela of Lesotho at 2pm on Tuesday afternoon. Eugene will box out of the blue corner when he meets Zimbabwe’s Stephen Zimba at 7.45pm.
Of the Team NI boxers yet to make their tournament debuts, a brace are in the ring on August 3rd; Antrim BC’s Nicole Clyde, at 48kg, meets India in her Quarter Final, while Immaculata BC’s Éireann Nugent will meet either England or Nigeria in her QF.
On August 4th, a trio of Team NI boxers begin their tournaments. Emerald BC’s Michaela Walsh, a Tokyo Olympian and World No. 5, takes on Botswana or Malawi in Quarter Final action. 63kg World Champion, St. Bronagh’s Amy Broadhurst, contesting the Games at 60kg, meets Zambia in her QF. 2022 European Silver medallist, Dylan Eagleson, boxes Mozambique in his Quarter Final.
Drawsheets are here
Day One results are here
Day Two results are here
Day Three results are here
Days Four results are here
All CWG reports and documents are here
N.I Commonwealth Team:
48kg Nicole Clyde, Antrim BC
50kg Carly McNaul, Ormeau Rd BC
51kg Clepson Paiva, Holy Trinity BC
54kg Dylan Eagleson, St. Paul’s BC
57kg Michaela Walsh, Emerald BC
57kg Jude Gallagher, Two Castles BC
60kg Amy Broadhurst, St. Bronagh’s BC
63.5kg JP Hale, Star ABC
67kg Eugene McKeever, Holy Family BC, Drogheda
70kg Eireann Nugent, Immaculata BC
71kg Aidan Walsh, Emerald BC
75kg Jake Tucker, Emerald BC
High Performance Director: John Conlan
Head Coach: Damian Kennedy