Glasgow 2014 – Andrew Moloney and Joe Goodall have made the semifinal round of their respective weight divisions in the boxing competition of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Moloney fighting in the men’s flyweight division (52kg) will face home country bet Reece McFadden from Scotland while Goodall in the super heavyweight division (+91kg) will take on Efe Ajagba of Nigeria. All the fighters are now assured of at least the bronze medal and a victory on Friday will take them to the gold medal match.
As expected, Goodall wasn’t contented with the bronze.
"It's good to secure a medal, but it's all about getting gold. I am only halfway and I am now just thinking about the next fight ahead.” Goodall said via the AAP. "The next fight is going to be harder. He's taller than me, rangy and throws a lot of punches. Very different to my last two opponents for sure."
Goodall won over New Zealand's Patrick Mailata in the opening round, 30-27, 30-27, 30-28 before dispatching Kieshno Major of the Bahamas in the quarters, 30-26, 30-26, 30-26. On the other hand, Moloney beat Nigeria's Wasiu Taiwo, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27 in the Round of 16 and then Ruairi Dalton in the QF, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.
13 gold medals from 13 different weight categories are up for grabs in the sport of boxing in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Meanwhile, here’s the rest of the schedule of Australians boxers fighting on Wednesday, July 30. Bell rings at 10 pm AEDT.
Australian Schedule for Boxing (July 30) - Quarterfinals
Men’s Division Bantamweights (56kg) - Jai Opetia vs. Efetobor Apochi (Nigeria) Welterweights (69kg) - Daniel Lewis vs. Mandeep Jangra (India)
Women’s Division Flyweights (48-51kg) - Kristy Harris vs. Mandy Bujold (Canada) Lightweights (57-60kg)- Shelley Watts vs. Isabelle Ratna (Mauritius) Middleweights (69-75kg) – Kaye Scott vs. Lauren Price (Wales)