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Walsh makes boxing history at Games
29 Jul 2014 07:07
Michaela Walsh made boxing history as she became the first woman to win a fight at the Commonwealth Games.
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The Holy Family fighter beat Thessa Dumas from Mauritius 51kg in her last-16 clash in the inaugural women’s boxing contest in Glasgow.
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Walsh will now fight Jamaica’s Sarah Joy Rae in the quarter-finals and victory in that bout would guarantee a medal for the Irish champion.
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Irish Olympic bronze medallist Michael Conlan is also one win away from a medal at the Glasgow Games.
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The Belfast boxer beat the world's third ranked bantamweight Shiva Thapa to reach the quarter-finals in Scotland.
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A win would secure Conlan at least a bronze medal.
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Conlan's last-16 win over the Asian Games gold medallist was a unanimous points decision.
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That's the second one out of the way against world no.3 ranked boxer, happy with the win even tho it was scrappy! #championsalwaysfindaway</p>— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) July 28, 2014 <p>Elsewhere, Derry middleweight Connor Coyle beat Dennis Thomas of Guyana on a unanimous points decision to progress into the last eight where he will face Siphiwe Lusizi of South Africa.
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However, Coyle was not happy with his lacklustre performance in the second round.
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He said: "I fell asleep in the second round and I knew I had to pick it up in the last round.
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"You get those days when you fall asleep and you have to give yourself a kick and pick it up.
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"I had to dig deep and push on but I enjoyed it."
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Paddy Barnes claimed a convincing victory in his light-flyweight division, beating Tanzanian opponent Hamadi Furahisha on a TKO, with the referee stopping the bout a minute from the end of the third round.
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Good run out tonight to ease myself into the competition at long last! Now the fun begins! :) #2014boxing #Glasgow2014
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