Friday, July 25, 2014

2014 Commonwealth Games boxing

Commonwealth Games boxing -
Glasgow 2014: by brian zelley

* the action has started with some Boxers moving forward into the top 16.

Canada's Custio Clayton earned a victory in the prelim round of action and moves to the top 16 in his weight division.

(file photo including two of the Games boxers
Custio Clayton and Brody Blair)
*  Custio has won his Monday bout 
and moves forward into
the top 8

* A surprise for Wales as their star ANDREW SELBY
was eliminated in the prelim action by the Scottish boxer
Reece McFadden.

(file photo) 

Reece McFadden
Without a doubt, Reece is the
surprise of the 2014 Games.
And, for Scotland he is expected
to be a star beyond the Games.

The real important part of the story
* the real story is not about the medal or who wins what it is about each boxer and how they made the selection to reprent their nation.

We can look back at some of the stories of each competitor and bob and weave our way through their individual journey with trials and tribulations
*One example is a boxer fom Australia
It was 2012 and  Daniel Lewis had hopes for the
Olympics in London, but during a bout with
Cameron Hammond he suffered a broken jaw 
but finished  the bout but his hopes and dreams were dashed for a moment in time.  Daniel Lewis had
fought back to earn a place in Glasgow in 2014.
And there is still those hopes and dreams
For a spot on the 2016 Olympic team for Rio.

For Canadian boxer Custio Clayton, it is a different
story.  Clayton was in the 2012 Olympics but in a
bout that would have guaranteed him at least a
bronze medal, he lost in a controversial decision
against Welsh boxer Freddy Evans. 
So Clayton remains in the game with a goal ofearning a spot for the 2015 Pan Am and 2016 Rio Olympics.

Then we have Canadian middleweight
Brody Blair who has had an interesting
boxing journey with greater hopes
(photos of Brody Blair of Canada)
Team England
* two early winners were
Joe Joyce and Scott Fitzgerald.
Others will see action on Saturday.
***** Saturday Action *****
Some names for Saturday evening
Josh Taylor Zack Davies, Sean Duffy,
Antony Fowler, Mark Lucas,
Brody Blair, Michael Gardiner

Canada's A. Biyarslanov faces
Musah Lawson of Ghana on
Saturday afternoon.
The Action
Welsh boxer Joe Cordina
over England's Pat McCormack
Cordina moves on to face
Canada's David Gauthier
England's Sam Maxwell wins 
his preliinary bout.

Some of the advancing names
Mark Lucas, Australia
Brody Blair, Canada
Josh Taylor, Scotland
Sam Maxwell, England

Women In Boxing
2014 Commonwealth Games

* There is a good selection of women boxers
for this first ever time for
women's boxing in the Games.

One top name from England is
Nicola Adams of Leeds who
became the first woman to win
Olympic gold in the
2012 London Olympics
* another solid performer is

Two solid boxers from Canada are:
Arianne Fortin and Mandy Bujold

More Action
Scotland's Reese McFadden
wins in another bout along with 
Scotland's Josh Taylor.
Joe Cordina, keeps the flame alive for the
Welsh boxing team with a victory
Canada's David Gauthier
Charlie Flynn over Nick Cooney.
Stephen Lavelle over Kody Davie
Monday Action
Some interesting bouts for Monday
* Woods vs McGoldrick
and plenty of other quality bouts.
Custio Clayton wins.
Anthony Fowler 
to top 8.
Benny Maziyo of Zambia
wins big over Brody Blair.
Sean McGoldrick wins over
Jackson Woods to move
to top eight.
Australia's Daniel Lewis
marches on to top 8.
A. Fowler of England
to the top 8.
Paddy Barnes wins
Kristy Harris wins
Nicola Adams wins

For Australia's Daniel Lewis
considering his story, he has
returned in fine form.

Future Bouts of Interest

Josh Taylor  vs  Zack Davies
(Scotland vs Wales)
"The Scotsman"
"Commowealth Games 
Lewis Benson out"

The Sydney Morning Herald"
"Kristy Harris wins
as women star" - Phil Lutton

More Action  and Results  -Tuesday

Reece McFadden, Charlie Flynn, Josh Taylor,
Molony, Joyce, Goodall, S. Watts,
J. Fitzpatrick,  Sam Maxwell,
S. Duffy, K. Scott.
Arianne Fortin, Lauren Price, 
and Savannah Marshall
*Hartlepool's  Marshall started boxing
under the directon of coach Tim Coulter.
Newport's Lauren Price has the
"fire and ice" philosophy.

Empire/Commonwealth Games

Moments in History

1994 Canadian Team members
Victoria, BC

Jack Meda - 1970

Frank Scott - 1966

Scotty Olson

Wilfie Greaves
Gold 1954

2010 Delhi
Alex Rynn


Wednesday happenings

More quarter finals
including women boxers

Canada's Mandy Bujold to face Kristy Harris.

Some of the other names in action:
M. Conlan, S. McGoldrick, J. Ham, 
Samir El Mais, Nicole Adams, E. deSilva
C, Clayton vs S. Donnelly
Fitzgerald vs Morgan

Boxers guaranteed a medal
from action July 30th.

Samir El Mais, Mandy Bujold

Conlan, McGoldrick, Ashfaq, 
Njangiru, Lavelle, Apochi, Light
Walsh, Nicola Adams, Audley
Arianne Fortin
S. Donnelly

Donnelly wins over 
Canada's Custio Clayton.
Semi Finals

Walsh ** Rani ** Bujold
Adams ** Waseem ** Omar
McFadden ** Moloney ** Ashfaq
Njangiru **  Conlan ** McGoldrick
Maxwell ** Taylor ** Duffy
Jonas **  St. Pierre **  Thorley
McGlinchey ** Nyika ** Szkabembe
Joyce ** Ajagba ** Goodall
Audley ** Watts ** Devi
Machong ** Fortin ** Price
Oloke  *******  Marshall

Williams **  Lashram ** Barnes
Kaggawa ** Cordina ** Flynn
Alexander ** Fitzpatrick

Mbenge ** Fitzgerald  
Jangra ** Donnelly ** Vuender
Coyle ** Fowler ** Muziyo
El Mais * Apochi 
Lavelle ***** Light
Thoughts and memories

* English boxer Sam Maxwell
has pointed the finger at 
Tom Stalker has helping earn
that Bronze medal bout

"Sam Maxwell reveals pre-fight 
pep talk from Tom Stalker helped
his medal win"
"Liverpool Echo" by Phil Kirkbride.
Tom Stalker, second

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