NICOLA ADAMS is through to the 51kgs semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games after a unanimous decision win over Sri Lanka’s Erandi de Silva. Adams had far too much class and ran away with a landslide victory on the scorecards.

“I didn’t know anything at all [about de Silva]. It was just go out there and stick to your boxing, then get back to your corner and they give you some more advice at the end of the round,” Nicola said.

Adams is guaranteed at least a bronze and boxes Canada’s Mandy Bujold in the flyweight semi-final on Friday (August 1). She already has an eye on Saturday’s final at the Hydro. “I’ve always had a really warm reception. The fans have been absolutely great,” she said. “Everything’s just been going smoothly. We’ve even had some sun.”

GB heavyweight Warren Baister lost a split decision to Canada’s Samir El Mais. “I thought I did the better boxing,” sighed a devastated Baister. “It’s frustrating.”

Qais Ashfaq put in a stellar performance to beat Glasgow’s Joe Ham by unanimous decision.

Quarter-finals results:


Ashley Williams (WAL) outpd Muhamad Mohd Redzuan (MAS) unan.

Aqeel Ahmed (SCO) outpd by Devendro Laishram (IND) unan.

Paddy Barnes (NIR) stpd Charles Keamu (PNG) 3rds.

Fazil Kaggwa (UGA) outpd Tetteh Sulemanu (GHA) split.


Michael Conlan (NIR) outpd Bashir Nasir (UGA) unan.

Ayabonga Sonjica (RSA) outpd by Sean McGoldrick (WAL) split.

Joe Ham (SCO) outpd by Qais Ashfaq (ENG) unan.

Tafari Eubanks (CAY) outpd by Benson Njangiru (KEN) unan.


Eon Bancroft (GUY) outpd by Tulani Mbenge (RSA) unan.

Scott Fitzgerald (ENG) outpd Bowyn Morgan (NZL) split.

Mandeep Jangra (IND) w/o.

Custio Clayton (CAN) outpd by Steven Donnelly (NIR) unan.


Aaron Prince (TTO) outpd by Vijender Singh (IND) unan.

Connor Coyle (NIR) outpd Siphiwe Lusizi (RSA) unan.

Antony Fowler (ENG) outpd Nickson Abaka (KEN) unan.

Benny Muziyo (ZAM) stpd Cedric Olivier (MRI) 1st.


Samir El-Mais (CAN) outpd Warren Baister (ENG) split.

Efetobor Apochi (NGR) outpd Jai Operaia (AUS) unan.

Amritpreet Singh (IND) outpd by Stephen Lavelle (SCO) unan.

David Light (NZL) outpd Charles Okoth (KEN) unan.

Female: 51kgs:

Michaela Walsh (NIR) outpd Sarah Joy Rae (JAM) unan.

Mandy Bujold (CAN) outpd Kristy Harris (AUS) unan.

Nicola Adams (ENG) outpd Erandi de Silva (SRI) unan.


Valerian Spicer (DMA) outpd by Alanna Audley-Murphy (NIR) split.

Shelley Watts (AUS) Isabelle Ratna (MRI) 2nd.

Laishram Devi (IND) outpd Charlene Jones (WAL) split.

Maria Machongua (MOZ) outpd Keneilwe Rakhudu (BOT) split.


Ariane Fortin (CAN) outpd Magan Maka (NZL) unan.

Lauren Price (WAL) outpd Kaye Scott (AUS) unan.

Edith Ogoke (NGR) outpd Shiromali Weerarathna (SRI) unan.

Savannah Marshall (ENG) outpd Pearl Morake (BOT) unan.

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