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By James K. Attaglo Wilson [Australia]

Samuel Yaw Addo has rekindled the hope of winning a medal for Ghana on the Gold Coast having become the first boxer to win a fight for the west African nation at the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games in Queensland, Australia.

The Ghanaian scored a 4-1 split decision victory over Siriku Ojo from Nigeria in the bantamweight division at the Oxenford Studio Boxing Arena.

Samuel [22] dominated from the blast forcing Ojo to visit the canvass as early as the first round. The determined Ghanaian maintained his composure and opened up a cut in the face of his opponent in round 2.

Samuel Yaw Addo beats Sikiru Ojo to qualify to the quarterfinal stage
Samuel Yaw Addo beats Sikiru Ojo to qualify to the quarterfinal stage
Samuel, who has advanced to the quarter-final phase of the competition will come face-to-face with England’s Peter McGrail on Tuesday, April 10.

Two Ghanaian boxers; Jessie Lartey and Musah Rahman Lawson will also be in action on Sunday against Louis Richarno Colin [Mauritius] and Seyi Ntsengue of Cameroon.

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