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Ghana's Joseph Commey celebrates following his quarter final victory

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Joseph Commey advances to semi final, secures Ghana’s first medal at 2022 Commonwealth Games

Ghana’s Joseph ‘Jaguar’ Commey defeated Alex Mukuka of New Zealand via a 5-0 unanimous decision to progress to the semifinals of men’s featherweight boxing and automatically guarantee the country’s first medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games ongoing at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK.

Joseph Commey celebrates with GOC President and other Team Black Bombers members

The 18 year old from the Black Panthers Gym in Accra dominated Mukuka all three rounds and never gave his opponent a chance into the contest, even nearly knocking out the New Zealander in the second stanza.

In the end all five ringside judges had no choice than to rule in favour of the Ghanaian.

It has been a resounding ride so far for young Commey who began his Birmingham 2022 journey by defeating Betero Aaree of Kiribati 5-0 in the round of 32 tie on Saturday before dispatching off Allan Oiake of Papua New Guinea in two rounds in the last 16 on Monday.

With Wednesday’s victory, the youngster has assured himself of returning home from his first international competition with a prize but remains focused on the ultimate goal of winning Ghana a first gold medal since Raymond Narh at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kualar Lumpar, Malaysia.

Commey lands a long jab

“This is year we are bringing gold and nothing can stop it. I thank Ghanaians so much for their support, they should keep praying for us because we are bringing gold,” young Commey told newsmen after his quarter final victory.

Later today, Glasgow 2014 bronze medallist, Abdul Wahid Omar also chases a place in the medal zone against Alston Ryan of Antigua & Bermuda in light welterweight quarter finals.

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