Ghanaian middleweight boxer Abdul Walid Omar is through to the last eight at the Commonwealth Games after defeating Fiji’s Elia Rokobuli at the NEC arena on Sunday evening.
The young boxer put up one of the best individual boxing performances on Day 4.
The Wisdom Boxing Gym trained boxer
From the first bell, launched a blistering onslaught against his his opponent from Fiji.
Considering the high stakes of a place in the Quarter finals, much more was expected from the boxer from Fiji but he was stunned into submission in the first round before he could even settle into a rhythm.
Three consecutive stoppage counts by the referee meant that the fight had to be stopped.
It was a devastating finish by Omar and it means Ghana has one out of the remaining 6 fighters in the boxing quarterfinals to look forward to this week.
This was the perfect response by the Black Bombers after one disqualification, two defeats and increased media attention following the doping setback 72 hours earlier.