Team Nigeria’s Adeyinka Benson zoomed into the quarter-finals of the boxing event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after outclassing Ghana’s Abubakari Quartey.
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Benson edged out Quartey three points to two in the keenly-contested middleweight Round of 16 contest.
The Nigerian pugilist will now take on either Sam Hickey of Scotland or Kyghan Mortley from Saint Lucia in the quarter-finals.
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It would be recalled that another Nigerian boxer, Abdul-Afeez Osoba secured a first-round knockout against Carl Hield, to advance into the round of 16 on Saturday.
Osoba will battle Welsh man, Garan Croft for a place in the quarter-finals.
Team Nigeria won two medals at the Games.
Adijat Olarinoye’s won a gold medal in the weightlifting event on Saturday.
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