By Dela Ahiawor on the Gold Coast
Samuel Yaw Addo has rekindled the hope of winning a medal for Ghana on the Gold Coast, for being the first boxer to win a fight for the Ghana at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.
The Ghanaian scored a 4-1 split decision victory over Siriku Ojo from Nigeria in the bantamweight division at the Oxenford Studio Boxing Arena.
Samuel  dominated from the blast forcing Ojo to visit the canvass as early as the first round. The determined Ghanaian maintained his composure and opened up a cut in the face of his opponent in round 2.Samuel, who has advanced to the quarter-final phase of the competition will come face-to-face with England’s Peter McGrail on Tuesday, April 10.
Two Ghanaian boxers; Jessie Lartey and Musah Rahman Lawson will also be in action on Sunday against Louis Richarno Colin [Mauritius] and Seyi Ntsengue of Cameroon.