Irish siblings guaranteed at least bronze medals in Commonwealth Games
Siblings Michaela and Aidan Walsh have guaranteed themselves bronze medals at least after winning their respective quarter-finals in the boxing tournament at the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast.
Michaela, who won a silver medal as flyweight in the last Games in Glasgow, is assured of a bronze medal in the featherweight division after a stoppage win over Botswana's Keamogetse Kenosi.
Later, Michaela's brother Aidan reached the semi-final of the welterweight class with a unanimous 5-0 win over New Zealander Leroy Hindley, though the scoring cards for the fight were interesting to put it mildly. One judge had Walker winning by just a single point whereas another official give the Irishman man the decision by six points.
European bronze medallist Kurt Walker also advanced to the semi-final with a 4-1 verdict in the bantamweight division.
But there was no joy for heavyweight Damien Sullivan who dropped a 1-4 decision against Australian Jason Whateley while Stephen McMonagle lost 5-0 to New Zealander Patrick Mailata in the super heavyweight quarter final.
The Irishman suffered knock downa in the first and second rounds and both boxers were docked a point in the second round for holding, but the intervention of the referee didn’t impact on the overall result.