Commonwealth Games: Michaela Walsh and Aidan Walsh among boxers going for gold

Commonwealth Games: Michaela Walsh and Aidan Walsh among boxers going for gold

Aidan Walsh won Olympic bronze in men's welterweight at Tokyo 2020 and his sister Michaela celebrated with him on the podium
Aidan Walsh won Olympic bronze in men’s welterweight at Tokyo 2020 and his sister Michaela celebrated with him on the podium
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Northern Ireland boxer Michaela Walsh says it’s a “fantastic achievement” to chase Commonwealth Games gold on the same day as her brother Aidan.

Michaela Walsh won her featherweight semi-final soon after Aidan won the light middleweight last four.

The two will fight in their gold medal rounds on Sunday, along with 15 other boxers from the home nations.

Among them is English super heavyweight Delicious Orie after another dominant victory in his semi-final.

Orie, who has been dubbed the ‘new Anthony Joshua’, capped off a successful day at Birmingham’s NEC Arena with a unanimous decision win over New Zealand’s Leuila Mau’u.

The Russian-born, Wolverhampton-raised boxer, who learned his trade at Birmingham’s Jewelery Quarter Boxing Club, takes on India’s Sagar Sagar in the final round of the Games (20:45 BST).

Another four from the home nation England – flyweight Demie-Jade Resztan (10:30), flyweight Kiaran MacDonald (10:45), lightweight Gemma Richardson (16:15) and Lewis Williams (16:45) – who also won their semi-finals to secure their at least. a silver coin.

Aided by the success of the Walsh brothers, Northern Ireland top of that score as six of the nation’s boxers will compete for gold.

England’s Richardson is contested by lightweight Amy Broadhurst, with Carly McNaul (14:30), bantamweight Dylan Eagleson (14:45) and featherweight Jude Gallagher (19:00) also competing in the finals.

Olympic bronze medalist Aidan Walsh takes on Mozambique’s Tiago Osorio Muxanga (15:45) before Michaela Walsh takes on Nigeria’s Elizabeth Oshoba (19:15)

“Obviously everyone here wants to win a gold medal, especially me, but I’m just in the moment now the same as Aidan and it’s just one step at a time,” said Michaela, who won silver medals at Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast. 2018.

“Regardless of the result I’m so proud to be in the Commonwealth Games final with my brother.

“Where we are now is a great achievement – of course we want to go one step further, but at the moment we are enjoying the wins we got tonight and what tomorrow will bring, but we are ready.”

Scotland to have three representatives in the gold medal rounds through middleweight Sam Hickey, lightweight Sean Lazzerini and lightweight Reese Lynch.

The nation sent an eight-strong boxing team to the Games and finished with five medals after bantamweight Matthew McHale and welterweight Tyler Jolly settled for bronze after losing their semi-finals.

Wales They also have three chances for gold after light middleweight Rosie Eccles, lightweight Taylor Bevan and welterweight Ioan Croft won on Saturday.

However, Croft’s 20-year-old twin brother Garan was one of three other Welsh fighters to lose and take home bronze as a result.

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