Uganda could secure another medal at the ongoing Gold Cost Commonwealth games in Australia after boxer Juma Miiro clinched a semi final spot.
Miiro beat Kenyan Shafi Hassan 3-2 (29-28, 27-29, 27-29, 29-28, 29-28) in the quarter finals 46- 49 category, to become the first Ugandan boxer to qualify to the semi finals in the On going Gold Coast Common wealth games in Australia.
The 22-year-old now faces Indonesia’s Amit Juma in the semi finals on Friday April 13. Accordingly, all semi finalists are guaranteed a medal in this case.
BOXING 🥊 – MEN’S 49KG
ROUND OF 8
Juma Miiro 🇺🇬 bt. Shaffi Hassan 🇰🇪 3-2 (29-28, 27-29, 27-29, 29-28, 29-28)
So it’s UGANDA’s first medal 🏅 at #GC2018Boxing, all semifinalists are guaranteed medals here.
— Darren Allan Kyeyune (@AllanDarren) April 10, 2018
Meanwhile, two other boxers already punched their way to the Quarter finals and that is Ssimbwa Reagan in the 81kg category and the 2016 -2017 USPA Boxer of the year Musa Bwogi commonly known as Shadir Musa who will be fighting England’s Pat McCormack to book his ticket to the semi finals.