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I am ready to fight for gold: Jonas

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Lightweight boxer Junias Jonas qualified for the quarterfinals of his category at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games after beating his opponent Rashield Williams of the Bahamas on Sunday. The Namibian boxers qualified for the round of 16 on Friday when […]

Lightweight boxer Junias Jonas qualified for the quarterfinals of his category at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games after beating his opponent Rashield Williams of the Bahamas on Sunday.

The Namibian boxers qualified for the round of 16 on Friday when he won his first fight of the competition against Colan Caleb of Nauru.

On Sunday morning, Jonas came to the fight firing on all cylinders as all five judges scored the fight in his favour in the first round. The second round saw him dropping his form and two judges scored against him.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist made work easier for himself in the final round of the bout, increasing his footwork and keeping his opponent at bay, with all the five judges scoring in his favour once again, which saw him cruising through to the next round of the competition with a score of 5-0 score by the judges.

In an interview with Nampa after the fight, Jonas said he is ready to fight for gold once again.

“The first two fights at the competition were just warm up. I feel my chest is well opened now and I am ready to take the gold medal back home,” said Jonas, who added that he is 200 per cent positive about winning silverware for Namibia.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

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