Commonwealth Games: England's Lisa Whiteside & Galal Yafai win boxing golds

From BBC - April 13, 2018

England's Lisa Whiteside and Galal Yafai landed their first global titles by winning Commonwealth Games gold.

Whiteside, 32, unanimously out-pointed Northern Ireland's Carly McNaul at -51kg, while Yafai, 25, got a split call against India's Amit Phangal at -49kg.

Sixteen home nations fighters compete for gold on Saturday.

England's Paige Murney was beaten at 60kg, while Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara (-48kg) and Brendan Irvine (-52kg), also ended up with silvers.

O'Hara said she was "proud" of her display in a unanimous points defeat by five-time world champion Mary Kom - a member of India's parliament -while Irvine also lost to Indian opposition in Gaurav Solanki.

'Believe to achieve'

Whiteside, who almost quit boxing in 2015 after fracturing her skull, found consistent joy with the left hook on her way to securing gold, prompting McNaul to leave the ring in tears.


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