Ugandan boxer Juma Miiro clinches semi final spot in Commonwealth games

Grace Lindsay Mbabazi

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.

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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.

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.

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