Nigeria’s Adeola Soyoye has been eliminated from this year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia after he was defeated Thadius Katua of Papua New Guinea in the men’s boxing event on Thursday.
Fighting in the round of 32 in the men’s lightweight category (60kg), Soyoye crashed out on points with the final decision of 3-1 going to Katua.
Katua was incharge in the first round 10-9, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9.
Soyoye took round two with a score card of 9-10, 9-10, 10-9, 8-10 and 9-10.
And in the third and final round, Katua edged it 9-10, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9 and 10-9.
Another Nigerian boxer Osita Umeh will also be in action on Thursday against India’s Manoj Kumar in round of 32 of the men’s welterweight (69kg).