Four Nigerian boxers have a shot at a gold medal today at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham as they go head-to-head with their opponents in the semi-finals.
The four pugilists, one man and three women, qualified for this stage on Thursday and Nigeria are expected to pick up some medals to improve their position on the medal table.
In the women’s featherweight division, Elizabeth Oshoba, who defeated Trinidad & Tobago’s Tianna Guy 3-2 in the quarterfinals, meets Australia’s Aist Rahimi.
In the women’s lightweight category, Ogunsemilore Cynthia will calculate her odds against Nira Broadhurst of Northern Ireland. Also on Thursday she prevailed in the quarterfinals against Aratwa Fancinah Kasemang from Botswana.
A day earlier, Ummunakwe Jacinta had qualified for the semifinals without a hit after overtaking Tonga’s Tgam Ula at middleweight and will face Mozambique’s Mozr Gramane today.
The only man standing, Onyekwere Ifeanyi, outclassed Canadian Marcel Jerome Mouafo Feujio 5-0 on Thursday to qualify for the super heavyweight semifinals. He will take on NDS Sagar from India.
Nigeria is looking to top her performance at the last edition in Gold Coast, Australia, where she won two medals over Millicent Agboegbulem and Yetunde Odunuga won bronze in the women’s middleweight and lightweight respectively.
The country brought nine boxers, four men and five women, to Birmingham. The male…
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