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25 Mar 06 10:45
Namibia’s Jafet Uutoni has won his country’s first gold medal for the Games. 

Namibia’s Jafet Uutoni has won his country’s first gold medal for the Games.

The final night of Boxing has seen eleven gold medals awarded, with Jafet Uutoni scoring Namibia's first of the Games.

In the Light Flyweight 48kg, Namibia’s Jafet Uutoni has won his country’s first gold medal for the Games, defeating Englishman Darran John Langley in the Light Flyweight 48kg Bout, winning 34:18.

Simanga Shiba from Swaziland and Mohammed Nasir from Wales shared bronze.

In the Flyweight 51kg Gold Medal Bout, England’s Don Gareth Broadhurst has defeated South Africa’s Jackson Van Chauke. The match was decided at the 1:28 minute mark in Round 3, with Chauke being outscored.

India’s Jitender Kumar and Martin Mubiru from Uganda won the bronze medals in Semi Final matches on Friday.

Broadhurst spoke after the bout, saying "It hasn't sunk in yet. It was a good performance. I'm really happy. It's great to get the ball rolling for the team and we'll have four more winners today."

Silver medallist, Chauke, was disappointed with the result, "It wasn't my day - it was very tough. I wasn't aiming for silver. I wanted gold."

The Featherweight 57kg Gold Medal match was also held, with England’s Stephen Francis Smith defeating Pakistan’s Lassi Mehrullah, 20:10.

The bronze medals went to Welshman Darren Edwards and Luke Christopher Jackson.

Smith said after his victory "I can't believe it - until I have the gold medal, I can't believe it."

Having faced the eventual gold medallist at the Athens Olympics, Mehrullah now has a silver medal.

"It was a very good fight," said Mehrullah. "I'm very happy to have reached the Final."

In the Lightweight 60kg, England have picked up another boxing gold medal  with Frankie Raymond Gavin winning against Giovanni Frontin from Mauritius, with a score of 23:9 in the Lightweight 60kg division.

Kenya’s Charles James Menya and Leonardo Zappavigna of Australia both won bronze.

In a walkover bout, the Light Welterweight 64kg division gold medal was won by England’s James Simon Russan after his opponent, Moses Kopo of Lesotho, was forced to withdraw with a suspected perforated eardrum.

Bronze medals were taken by Jamie Crees of Wales and Kenya's Black Moses Mathenge.

In the Welterweight 69kg division, South Africa picked up their first gold medal in Boxing at the Games, with Bongani Mwelase defeating India’s Vijender 33:26.

The bronze medals went to Englishman Neil Perkins and Nigeria’s Olufemi Ajayi.

In the Middleweight 75kg division, Jarrod Fletcher from Australia defeated Canadian Adonis Stevenson, winning comfortably - 34:18.

Scotland’s Kenneth John Anderson won the gold in the Light Heavyweight 81kg division against Nigeria’s Adura Olalehin with a score of 23:19.

The bronze medals went to Kenya’s Joshua Ndere Makonjio and Australia’s Benjamin David McEachran.

In the Heavyweight 91kg, Australian Bradley "Hollywood" Pitt has added more gold to his country’s total with a win over Indian Harpreet Singh in 25:10.

Bronze medals were won by Ghana’s Awusone Yekeni and Anderson Fitzgerald Emmanuel of Barbados.

England won their fifth gold medal with David Price winning the Super Heavyweight +91kg division against Welshman Kevin Evans in which he was outscored. The referee ended the match at the 1:09 minute mark in Round 3.

Australian Steven Paul Rudic and India’s Varghese Johnson won the bronze medals.

For more results, visit the Boxing Schedule and Results section of this Website.

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