Boxers secure medals at the Games

Reece McFadden

Reece McFadden

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Boxers Reece McFadden and Charlie Flynn have guaranteed themselves medals at the Commonwealth Games.

McFadden from Motherwell and Flynn from Newarthill have both reached the semi-final stage of their weight cetgories and with boxing having now 3rd/4th place play-offs will both be returning home with at least a bronze.

Flyweight McFadden opened with victory over world number one Andrew Selby of Wales.

He followed with a win against Charlie Edwards, of England, to set up a quarter-final against Oteng Oteng, of Botswana, who won a bronze in Delhi four years ago.

McFadden didn’t drop a round in any of the three fights as he moves on to Friday’s semi-final against Andrew Moloney, of Australia.

Lightweight Flynn has also successfully won ever round in victories over Nick Cooney of Australia and Jesse Lartey of Ghana.

He now faces Joseph Cordina of Wales on Friday with a place in the final at stake.