Hill boxes his way into semis

Fiji's Winston Hill, right, connects with a left on his Scottish opponent Stephen Newns in their quarter-final boxing match. The Fijian slayer out-boxed the Scotsman for a semi-final spot. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

Fiji's Winston Hill, right, connects with a left on his Scottish opponent Stephen Newns in their quarter-final boxing match. The Fijian slayer out-boxed the Scotsman for a semi-final spot. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

BOXER Winston Hill has secured another medal for Fiji, the colour to be known when he takes on Irish boxer Aidan Walsh in the semi-final of the 69kg category of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.

Hill will become the fourth boxer in the country to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games. And coincidentally, the venue would be in Australia where the three other medals were won.

Winston has a chance to repeat the feat by boxer Sani Fine 36 years ago — also in Brisbane when he beat Jonathan Kirisa of Uganda to win gold in the 81kg category.

Losing semi finalists win a bronze each. The second semi-final would be between India’s Manoj Kumar and England’s Pat McCormack.

The only other boxers to have won medals at the Commonwealth Games were Moses Evans and Holgar Johansen who both won bronze at the 1962 games held in Perth.

Read more on Hill’s victory in our 8 page Commonwealth lift out.