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Sean McGlinchy, Joe Fitzpatrick and Sean Duffy earn medals at Commonwealth Games

Updated: Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 23:05 | Comments

Elly Ajowi Ochola winces as Sean McGlinchy connects with a stinging right hook in their light heavyweight bout
Elly Ajowi Ochola winces as Sean McGlinchy connects with a stinging right hook in their light heavyweight bout

Northern Ireland’s Sean McGlinchy, Joe Fitzpatrick and Sean Duffy guaranteed themselves medals at the Commonwealth Games with comprehensive quarter-finals victories at the SEC in Glasgow on Tuesday.

Armagh fighter Duffy recorded an impressive unanimous decision victory against Malaysia’s Khir Azim in the 64kg light welterweight division.

Fitzpatrick, fighting out of Belfast’s Immaculata ABC in Belfast, belied his tender years as the 19-year-old won on a unanimous decision against Nicholas Okongo Okoth of Kenya in the 60kg lightweight class.

Derry pugilist McGlinchy saw off Kenya’s Elly Ajowi Ochola, again in a unanimous decision, to progress to the semi-final in the light heavyweight category.

Australia's Andrew Moloney ended the tournament of Ruairi Dalton as he cruised to a unanimous verdict over the Holy Trinity boxer in the 52kg flyweight division.

The 19-year-old has proved the star of the competition so far and stunned double European champion and gold medal favourite Andrew Selby of Wales in the opening round.

Paddy Barnes, Michael Conlan, Steven Donnelly and Connor Coyle will be in action in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

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