Ryan could secure Commonwealth Games bronze with quarterfinal triumph

Boxer Alston Ryan (right) and NOC president EP Chet Greene (left) shares a light moment during the ongoing games in Birmingham, England.
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By Neto Baptiste

Antigua and Barbuda’s Alston Ryan could secure a bronze medal in boxing with success in his quarterfinal bout against Omar Abdul Wahib Ghana today (Wednesday) at the 2022 Commonwealth Games being held in Birmingham, England.

The fight is slated for 7:30 pm Eastern Caribbean Time and could put Ryan into the semifinal and a chance to fight for a silver medal and a spot in the final.

According to boxing rules, however, fighters finishing third and fourth will be awarded bronze medals so a victory for Ryan this evening will guarantee at least a bronze for the UK-based boxer.

Ryan advanced to the quarterfinal leg of the boxing competition after defeating John Brown of Sierra Leone on Sunday via unanimous decision after all five judges scored in his favour.

The Antiguan had gotten off to a winning start on Friday when he won via a 5-0 unanimous decision over Alex Michael Isendi of United Republic of Tanzania in the light welterweight division.

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