Pakistan’s Ilyas reaches quarter finals of Commonwealth Games Boxing

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistani Boxer Ilyas Hussain qualified for the quarter-final round of the boxing event in the Commonwealth Games as he defeated Trinidad and Tobago’s Anthony Shawn Joseph in the Featherweight 57kg category, here on Monday.

Ilyas edged his opponent in the Round-of-16 bout after a 3-2 split decision. The bout involved intense offensive and defensive moves by both the competitors with the winner being decided on a point basis after three rounds of the grappling fight.

With the win, Ilyas keeps Pakistan’s medal hopes alive in the Commonwealth Games 2022 as he will now face England’s Jude Gallagher in the third quarter-final of the boxing event on August 3.

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