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Commonwealth Games: Namibia’s Jonas, Uganda’s Takamuhebwa in boxing quarter finals

Namibia’s Jonas Junias Jonas (pictured) and Uganda’s Joshua Takamuhebwa punched their way to the quarter-finals in the ongoing round of 16 light-welterweight bouts in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Jonas punishing his opponent

Jonas, the defending champion, was on top of his game outsmarting Bahamas pro boxer, Rashield Williams enroute to a commanding 5-0 points victory.

“Africa should expect another gold medal from me, he didn’t hurt me with any punch,” said the 28-year-old Jonas, Namibia’s most decorated boxer.

Elsewhere, Uganda’s national champion and a gold medallist in the Kilimanjaro tournament in Dar es Salaam, Joshua Takamuhebwa outpointed Australia’s Billy Polkinghorn 4-1 to keep alive his hopes of making it to the finals.

Credit: Nenez Media Services

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