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Uganda's Juma Miiro has settled for bronze at the Commonwealth Games
Uganda's Juma Miiro has settled for bronze at the Commonwealth Games. Courtesy Photo

Commonwealth Games: Uganda's Kick Boxer Miiro Settles For Bronze

Miiro who was fighting from the red corner was outclassed after he failed to stop Amit's punches who later condemned him to a 5-0 defeat.
posted onApril 13, 2018
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By Thomas Odongo

Uganda's light flyweight kick boxer, Juma Miiro on Friday settled for a bronze medal after losing 5-0 to Amit Jumat of India at the 46-49 kg category of the Commonwealth Games currently underway at Gold Coast, Australia.

Miiro came into this fight after an impressive show in the quarter finals when he knocked out Kenya's Shafi Hassan by 3-2 (29-28, 27-29, 27-29, 29-28, 29-28).

Miiro who was fighting from the red corner was outclassed after he failed to stop Amit's punches who later condemned him to a 5-0 defeat.

Miiro's medal is now Uganda's fourth (two gold and two bronze) with more athletes still in contention for silver ware.

Amit bragged after the fight and noted that he had an easy ride against his Ugandan opponent. ''It was very comfortable for me. I used my left as it is my strongest punch,'' Amit told agencies.

Miiro albeit falling prey to his Indian opponent was happy for his berth and told Agencies that, ''It is a big opportunity to reach the top four because we had to climb ladders to reach here. I think I am improving and I will do better in the nearest future.''

India's Amit now proceeds to the finals of the same pool ready to bag gold or silver against a yet to be determined opponent.

India's boxing trio of Amit, Guar Solanki and Manish Kaushik has notched finals spots in respective categories.

Meanwhile, Uganda's runners duo of Dorcus Ajok and Winnie Nanyondo will be in action today at the women's 800m finals with Nanyondo being one of the feared stars in that pool.

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