BBC One: Day 10: 15:00-17:20 Commonwealth Games

BBC One: Day 10: 15:00-17:20

Jason Mohammad and Hazel Irvine present the afternoon's live coverage of the Commonwealth Games on the penultimate day in Glasgow. Boxing dominates the afternoon.

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Stuff being applied to the eyebrows but the heads have been kept out of


the way, I am pleased to say. First Commonwealth Games without head


guards, remember. Northern Ireland's team boxing captain, Paddy


Barnes, the most decorated man in Northern Ireland boxing history,


with a couple of Olympic bronze medals, European gold and silver,


Commonwealth Games gold, looking to become only the fourth man in


Commonwealth Games boxing history to defend a title. The other two with


decent Kenyans. In 1974 and 1978. And also in 1966 and 1970. And way


back in 19 52. Paddy Barnes is about to be number four to defend his


title, I am sure. Is there much left in the tank for the Indian? I don't


think so. The difference is that Laishram has concentrated on power


shots. But it is this bid of Barnes and the accuracy -- the speed of


Barnes. If you concentrate on heavy shots like Laishram and you missed


the target, you are going to tire, and that is what has happened. For


me, Barnes is boxing to instruction and getting the tactics right. Both


of them are now very much on flat feet. Barnes is like a snapping


turtle that suddenly comes out of its shell and takes a nasty bite at


you. I don't think Barnes is going to be denied. The pace has slowed


considerably from both of them. It was only yesterday that they were


across the road in the SECC in the 2000 capacity boxing Hall. Now we


are in water which holds five or six times that, and it is packed. There


will be a huge roar at the end of this contest if, as we expect, Paddy


Barnes has justified his number-1 billing against the man who has


justified his number two billing. Laishram will have to win by a


country mile to get the decision. Barnes is not going to go away from


this one. Can Paddy Barnes make history yet again in the boxing


ring? First Irishman to win back-to-back Olympic medals. Will he


be the first boxer from the Home Counties to win back-to-back


Commonwealth gold? I think the answer is yes. Barnes is going to


finish strongly. We are at the start of August, but here in Glasgow, I


have a strong feeling that today is going to be Paddy 's's day. Barnes


has got it! Paddy Barnes picks up a second successive gold medal. Close


last round. You can't deny this fella. Good performance again. Chose


to go on that front foot. This guy put so much power into every shot,


and definitely tired towards the end of the first round going into the


second. This guy got the tactics right. Works on the inside. Clever


from Barnes. Look at the punch combination, then he goes back on


the outside. The man from Belfast has got it for me. Technically,


Barnes was the best boxer in the tournament from day one. It is a


unanimous decision by the judges in favour of the winner, Gold


medallist, in the blue corner representing Northern Ireland, Paddy


Barnes! Two of the judges gave the last round to Devendro Laishram. But


at the Barnes had done enough. Paddy Barnes makes history. First boxer


from the Home Counties to defend a Commonwealth title. A fantastic


performance by the Northern Ireland boxing captain, Paddy Barnes.


We said from the word go that that would be a terror, Amir Khan. It


was. You could not put them in a phone box. Paddy put in a great


performance. A lot of punches were thrown in that fight. He was the


better fighter. When there are just three rounds, when you have won the


first, you are obviously in massive control because your opponent almost


has to rethink his strategy cos he has got to get back to level pegging


or he is out. Exactly. You only have three rounds to prove how good you


are. If you get a good first three rounds to prove how good you


you know you are going to win. Well, here is Paddy Barnes as he makes his


way towards us. Well done, Paddy. You are the first man from any


country in 40 years to retain a Commonwealth title at any division.


What a great achievement. Not bad my eh? Tough fight? He is very strong


and wiry. I did not have a game plan, I just stuck in. You have


fought each other before, haven't you? We fought at the Olympics in


London. The first round was always going to be key. In the commentary


box, they could not call it. Did you know you had got it? Whoever wins


the first round will win 90% of the time. So it was key to win. Michael


Conlan, your roommate and friend, is fighting a bit later. He had that


massive clash yesterday. How is he? Yeah, just a scratch. A scratch! He


is one of the most talented boxers in the world. As you are sharing a


room, how good would it be if you both had a gold medal? If he does


not win, I am going to torture him. Congratulations. Retaining his


title, the first boxer from the home nations ever to retain a


Commonwealth Games boxing title. We are back here in a few moments.


Well done to Paddy Barnes. Later this afternoon, Michael Conlan


takes on England's cares --. That is it from E. Hazel Irvine will guide


you through the rest of the boxing finals.


Great atmosphere. Wonderful atmosphere. We shall enjoy that


shortly. But there is news brewing, Jason. Northern Ireland started in


20 Fourth Place on the overall medals table. Watch them shoot up


that table today, courtesy of Paddy Barnes. And there are another two


fighters from Northern Ireland to come this afternoon. Five fighters


from the home nations to enjoy in the Hydro. But a lot has been


happening and there is a big story brewing as well.


England's netballers suffered an agonising semifinal defeat to


defending champions New Zealand, who won 35-34 in the last into which


their fifth successive final. Husband and wife team John and Paul


Drinkhall won gold in the mixed doubles table tennis final.


Natalie Blake claimed England's first ever powerlifting medal after


the 31-year-old lifted 95 kilos to take silver in the para-sports


lightweight category. And Tom Daley recovered well, a poor


diet to qualify in first phase for the 10m but four final. He will aim


to defend his title in Edinburgh this evening.


Here is what is happening all around the venues in Glasgow. This is on


BBC Three right now my the badminton. All five badminton events


will go to their bronze medal play-offs this evening, with the


finals to follow tomorrow. On the red button, it is dementedly


busy here. We are at this wash semifinal stages, -- squash


semifinal stages. There are a lot of doubles and a lot of these on


court. -- bodies. But we are just hearing


news in the last few minutes of what could be a huge story. Botswana's


former champion Amantle Montsho has failed a drugs test. She won the


world title in 2011 before finishing second behind Christine Ohuruogu


your class year. She has apparently tested positive for a banned


stimulant after the 400m in Glasgow, where she was fourth behind the


Jamaican trio. She will have her B sample tested on Monday. As soon as


we get further news, we will bring it to you. It is a full programme of


track and Field tonight at Hampden. There are nine finals, all the


relays to become tested as well. That features you know who, Mr Usain


Bolt. But it is also the 1500m, the Metric Mile, the blue riband event


on track and the middle-distance races. This comes on the 60th


anniversary of the so-called Miracle Mile in Vancouver 1954 between


Australia's John Landy and a certain Sir Roger Bannister.


Before May 1954, running a mile in under four minutes was perceived by


many as an impenetrable barrier. Some people felt that there must be


a limit somewhere. Perhaps it was not four minutes, but I was a


medical student and I realised that was nonsense. Somewhere, somehow,


someone could break the four-minute mile. On the 6th of May noted 54,


Roger Bannister made his record-breaking attempt. Roger


Bannister takes over. He races the last lung bursting furlong to the


finishing post. This was it, the final effort that had kept him and


many others from the four-minute mile. At his record only lasted 46


days, when Australian John Landy beat his time in a race in Finland.


John Landy, fastest mile runner in the world. I expected my record to


be broken, but it was a bit swift. This set up the race together at the


1954 Commonwealth Games in Vancouver as the Miracle Mile. But to Roger


Bannister, it was much more than that. I knew it was the biggest race


of my life. I realised also that my achieving the first four-minute mile


would be relatively meaningless if John Landy then defeated me. So it


really was between the two mile -- macro of us to see who was better. A


battle for mastery on the track. New Zealand take the lead. John Mandy of


Australia lies fourth. I believe they were looking at the two of us


almost like prizefighters. What toothpaste does he use? What are his


strengths and weaknesses? By then, John Landy had become the


favourite, and I was most comfortable not being the favourite.


But what I had to be certain of was that John Landy lead in the early


part of the race. I felt I had a better finish if I could somehow


hang on. Then I could beat him. It is already a two-man race. I ran as


hard as I could to keep up with him. Landy ran his race just as Bannister


had hoped. Over the last bend, he looked over his left shoulder,


wondering whether he had dropped me. The crowd were making such noise


that he could not hear my footsteps. And when he looked back from looking


over his shoulder, not having seen me, I had actually then overtaken


him. And that element of surprise was such that he could not then


catch me. Roger Bannister wins by three yards in three minutes and 58


seconds. And Vancouver salutes another English victory.


We are going to talk about Australia versus England now. John Inverdale,


by my count, we have 41 golds for Australia and 54 England. And it


looks as though, for the first time in 28 years, England are on course


to top the medal table in these games. Yeah, I ought to answer that


question when these anthems have finished out of respect.


Well, from one Aussie on top of the podium here, another who was


watching that fantastic piece of footage about the Miracle Mile 60


years ago involving John Landy and Roger Bannister. In Hatton is here


from team Australia. You were saying how that is still a race that is


spoken about in reverential tones in Australia? Is certainly is. One of


the great names in Australian sport and in world sport. One of my


colleagues said the other day, John is still going strong. And you said


there was some monument to the race in Melbourne? Yes, another race,


actually. That was where there was a fall. It was one of the great


sportsmanships. Not just a great runner, but wonderful sportsmanship


among the Australian team. And a quick word about the boxing. Great


atmosphere, and you must be happy with the Aussie boxers? It was


wonderful to see Shelley. She has only been fighting for four years,


but a true blue Aussie. She is a law student. And she is mixing with the


best of them. A wonderful start for us. Fingers crossed. What has been


your impression of the games in Glasgow? It has been wonderful. We


have a team of over 600 here. And they really spirited boxing team. We


have some great athletes. We had the golden girls on the track. Just tell


me if you have got a minute because there is a lot of talk about the


future of the Commonwealth Games. It is in Brisbane in four years. And


that interest is this event garnering in Australia and how big


will it be on the Gold Coast? I have lived there since 1998 and it will


be huge. It is a wonderful sporting city, the beaches are made thing...


What about the sport? This sport is part of the feature of going there.


It is a great sporting city and part of the lifestyle. People have


supported these Games magnificently. Do you think the crowds will be the


same? I am sure they will. We have a team that packs in 25,000 to the


stadium to watch the football every week. So the Commonwealth Games will


be huge in four years. Pleasure to talk to you. Thank you. An insight


into how the Games might be progressing in four years that there


is still a question hanging over what happens four years after that.


Paddy Barnes has just been for his medal ceremony. He is going to make


the jump, well, I assume, that he will move to the professional ranks


have an won gold medals here. -- having won a gold medal here. Is


that a big step? Most amateurs want to turn professional one day and


start making money. He is in a great position now with his gold medal but


if I was him I would tell him to give it another two years and have


another chance at the Olympics. He is already a gold medallist, so


making that more gold would be better for him. Why would you advise


that? Isn't he running the risk of missing the boat? Would you say that


if he has another gold medal he would be more marketable? Yes. Add a


professional fighter has to be marketable, selling tickets.


Anything can happen in those two years. The main thing is he will get


more experience, develop as a fighter, and come out nice and


strong. Back to the action now because we have had the medal


ceremony for an Australian gold medal. Maybe there will be another


one coming in a few moments. Back to the box.


From Australia, Andrew Moloney! Andrew Moloney begins his ring walk.


This is the man who brought to an end the fairy tale run of Reece


McFadden. That was that semifinal stage. Three Australian finalists


will compete here today. Very patient boxer. Uses terrific tactics


to pull off his victories, including the one that silenced the crowd at


the SECC. Kevin Smith and the Australian team clearly did their


homework and that was crucial in eliminating Reece McFadden. He had a


terrific run through to the semifinal stage. Excellent


performance from Maloney in that contest. The previous opponents


could not suss out Reece McFadden but he did and he was patient and


got his tactics right. It was very close but he got there. These are


the judges presiding over the tournament. Three will score it,


chosen randomly. In the red corner, Waseem! And in


the blue corner, representing Australia, Andrew Moloney! The


referee is from Brazil. As the referee brings the two boxes


together, there is very little in it in terms of height and reach. We are


under way. The 52 kilo flyweight action. The boxer in blue is Andrew


Moloney. Three Australian finalists here on this final day of


competition in the boxing tournament. Muhammad Waseem wearing


red and representing Pakistan, the sole representative in these gold


medal bouts. Waseem has thrown a fast combinations, fast feet,


getting him into position to close down the gap. He will throw up to


six punch combinations. Very quick indeed. It was a patient's display


from Maloney in the last contest but he might have to change his tactics


and match the speed of his opponent in red. -- patient display. Waseem


the reigning bronze medallist from Delhi. He has moved up in weight and


gone one better in terms of medals at least. He would love to make it


gold but he has a formidable opponent in front of him in the form


of 23-year-old Maloney from Victoria. That right hand to the


body was countered by Waseem but then Maloney ended the exchange with


a long left. Exchange of hard right hands.


Maloney is very patient and works well with his jab. He has caught


Waseem with his right hand. Waseem has closed the gap down. The


movement is a bit better from the Australian in this opening round.


Waseem has closed the gap down. The movement is a bit better from the


Australian in this opening round. Waseem have enjoyed buys in the


opening rounds of the tournament. -- both boxers enjoyed buys.


Patient and tactical win over Reece McFadden. Taking a while to get into


his rhythm. Maloney will be catching the eye of the judges with his


aggression and activity. Took a while to find his rhythm, Waseem,


but he demonstrated that wonderfully in his victory over Abdul Omar of


Ghana, who had got inside his reach. An untidy finish to the conclusion


of this opening round. Maloney has boxed well. He has the scores for


me. Good with the jab, good movement. He made his opponent work


on the inside. I thought Maloney boxed better. He is the captain of


the Pakistan boxing team. He has lead by example by making it through


to the gold medal fight. Normally Waseem is better on the inside but


Maloney was more active in that round. Yes, he has got all three of


the scores. You can't blame them. In Pakistan corner they will be giving


him a roasting. But Kevin Smith will be more than pleased. Heading up the


Australian boxing programme and he worked with Nigeria in the 2012


Games. Coaching qualities in demand all round the world in Olympic style


boxing. Maloney in blue representing Australia took the opener. As we


have seen time and again, taking the opening round is so crucial because


it determines your tactics, especially in the second round. And


often in the contest that follows. Expect to see Waseem making a more


assertive and aggressive approach to this second round. Moloney is


beating him to the shot. Waseem is too slow on his feet and needs to


quicken up. He needs a tempo change. Moloney has been able to box at


distance. Because Waseem is allowing him to do that, Moloney is gaining


control of the contest. Straight right hand. Boxing mid to long range


with no real problems. The man in red needs a change of tactics.


Approaching the second half of the second round, but there has been no


discernible change of tactics and tempo and intensity from Waseem.


While he is remaining on the outside he is being picked off by the


pecking punches of Moloney from Australia. The Australian has taken


the opening half of this second round for my money. The left - right


from Waseem and right hand over the top as successful as well. He is


circling his opponent and Waseem has got to get on the front foot and


sustain the pressure. In centre, Moloney is totally in control.


Moloney competed in the 2010 Games but boxed at light flyweight,


allowing his brother Jason to qualify at 52. Identical twins.


Jason to the long straw, forcing Andrew into a weight class lower


than he usually competes at. Jason hasn't qualified here. Andrew is


that his more natural poundage of 52 kilograms and is all the way through


to the gold medal bout, boxing wonderfully with single shots.


Waseem still patiently stalking but hasn't troubled Moloney with any


sustained assault. At this tempo, it most certainly seems to be


Australia. There is the bell to end round number two. Waseem pumps his


arm in celebration but I suspect when we see the scores, they will be


in favour of the man in blue. He is boxing to instruction, boxing very


well. Quite within himself. Handling the space. His movement is better. I


think Waseem is feeling the pace over a hard ten days. This is his


fourth contest. He thinks he has one -- won that but I disagree and so do


all the judges. Waseem will have to win this final round in dominant


fashion and ended inside the distance preferably if he hopes to


occupy top spot. All calm in the blue corner, Andrew Moloney has


taken the opening two rounds unanimously. The boxer wearing red,


in the final round, Muhammad Waseem competing in his fourth contest in


the Commonwealth Games. He got a buy in to the opening round and beat the


man from Malaysia. He beat Abdul Omar from Ghana in the semifinal.


Now he is on the Frankfurt, trying to increase the intensity against


Moloney, -- front foot. But Andrew Moloney is still picking him off as


he comes in. It is too slow from Waseem. He is failing here. Moloney


is being allowed to work at mid and long range and Waseem has to get on


the front foot and change tempo. The Australian is getting into his


rhythm and has been allowed to plan the attack. He is watching and then


he will pounce. He is boxing well within himself. He has controlled


the pace. The Australian has controlled things very well.


But to be able to go four or five times in the space of ten days. When


you box with that with high intensity, it takes its toll. With


Waseem, his feet are slow and the accuracy of his work is not good. My


lowly, on the other hand, -- Maloney is controlling things very well. The


two times national champion of Pakistan, Waseem, brings a round of


applause from the crowd. We are inside the final minute. These are


the tactics that Waseem should have adopted at the start, on that front


foot, closing his man down. And there is a cut to the right eye of


Waseem. That is significant. He appears to be in a bad place. He is


distracted by it. The man from Pakistan needs a furious finish. He


took a couple of body shots from Maloney. Maloney has won that. That


is a good performance. Waseem celebrated instantly as well.


But he needed to win the third and final round by big margins. I


suspect it is too little, too late in an effort to turn the contest in


his favour. Those are the tactics Waseem should have used at the


start. At the moment when the final bell sounded, exuberance and


abrasions from Waseem, but I suspect he is going to be disappointed if he


believes he genuinely did enough to take that gold medal. We are


awaiting the official announcement now. It appears that Australian


Andrew Moloney were occupied the top spot on that rostrum. Here is the


official announcement. Ladies and gentlemen, we have our judges' score


totals. Winner, by unanimous decision, now gold medallist and


Commonwealth men's flyweight champion, in the blue corner, from


Australia, Andrew Moloney! Andrew Moloney acknowledges the crowd here


at the SSE Hydro. He is the Commonwealth Games champion. With a


display of tactically astute boxing. He takes a bow to all sides of the


arena. He is the gold medallist at 52 kilograms. Absolute delight. This


man executed his tactics to perfection. The man in the red


corner, Muhammad Waseem, was disappointed. Pakistan's sole


representative in the gold medal bouts comes away with a silver. I am


sure he will look act on that in years to come with a great deal of


pride, but for now, he is not happy. Andrew Moloney is the champion.


Well, Michaela Walsh was disappointed with the judging


earlier when she lost to Nicola Adams. But there is only one winner,


and this is the gold medallist. Congratulations. How tough was that


for you? More mentally tough than anything, because I wanted it so


bad. I barely slept all week. It has been hard work for 12 years. I did


not want to let the opportunity slip. When you seriously say you


have not slept in a week come away you just tossing and turning all


night? Definitely. Once I secured a medal, I slept a bit easier, but


still not good. Is that nerves, and is it also parents and friends,


feelings of responsibility to lots of people involved in you? It is


more me putting pressure on myself. I knew I could win the gold medal if


I boxed to the best of my ability. I did not want to let myself down, and


everyone else. How do you rate your performance today? These whole


Commonwealth Games, I have not had a chance to do my absolute best, but I


have had to adapt to the other boxers and do what I had to do to


get the win. What is next for you? I am not sure. A good night's sleep!


May be in a couple of days! Go on holiday with my girlfriend. She


deserves to have some time with just me and her. I have been boxing for


the last four years. And then celebrate with family and friends.


It is one of those moments where you realise why you did all those early


mornings and endless training session? That is right. Sometimes


you wonder why you put yourself through such gruelling training. But


at moments like this, I would do it ten times over again. Two golds for


the Aussies. Congratulations. Amir, over the last ten days of the whole


of the Commonwealth Games, we have been talking about the haves and


have-nots. That is the nature of this competition. Some have


unbelievable government funding and facilities, but you were telling me


about the facilities that the Pakistan boxers have, which I am


sure will surprise a lot of people. Yeah, I was speaking to the Pakistan


team yesterday and they were telling me they do not have any facilities


to train in. They had a big field where they had to do all the running


and boxing training. They had no boxing ring. I am doing a lot of


work in Pakistan myself, so I said, I am going to try and help you guys.


I will build a boxing academy for you. I built one in Bolton in


England, and I will do the same in Pakistan. There is so much talent in


Pakistan, but it is not being used. Aren't lots of boxing rings actually


manufactured in Pakistan? Most of them are made in Pakistan and


shipped everywhere else. The boxing gloves are made in Pakistan as well,


but they don't have any equipment. So it is good that we will go there


and help. Well, from a country that does not have a lot to a country


that does have a lot of talent. Here is Paddy Barnes, about to receive


another Commonwealth Games gold medal like the one he won in Delhi


four years ago. He was on the rostrum in Beijing as well in 2008


and again in London in 2012 after a rip-roaring three rounds against his


Indian opponent today, he is a champion once again. I am guessing


that Jim nearly will describe this medal ceremony. And you are proud,


Jim, because you know what this means to Northern Ireland. Indeed,


John. Not for the first time have the boxing team for Northern Ireland


done the province proud. Things were not looking good this time


yesterday, just a silver and a bronze. But the seven men and two


women got themselves into the medals, and that has catapulted the


Northern Ireland team up the medals table with considerable aplomb. Here


is the president of the Commonwealth Games Association. Accompanied by


the president of the Commonwealth Games Association of Malawi. The


medals are presented by the president of the Lesotho


Commonwealth Games Association. And there are the wonderful quaichs. I


have friends that rebuke me when I do not drink out of one. This fella


is just a teenager. If he sticks around, we will be seeing him in


four years' time whenever he did captains from Glasgow to the Gold


Coast in Australia. He had the misfortune of coming up against


Paddy Barnes in the semifinal and was outboxed 3-0, but he is a real,


raw talent and a serious aspect. -- prospect. And there is his quaich.


Don't fill it up too much. The winner of the bronze medal.


Representing Wales, Ashley Williams! Again, Ashley Williams


Oxton very well, up to and including the semifinal -- he boxed very well.


But he found the buzzsaw style of his Indian opponent a little too


much. And now the silver medal. The winner


of the Silver medal. Representing India, Devendro Laishram! They have


had to patch up a little cut, courtesy of Paddy Barnes. He was the


number three ranked boxer in this division coming into this


tournament, and you could have not got a better final. The top two men


met to decide gold and silver. He got the silver. He was hoping to


become only the second Indian to ever win a gold medal in this


division. But again, he is just a youngster. And now, for the first


time in four years, youngster. And now, for the first


Northern Ireland, Paddy Barnes! Come on, Paddy, give us a bit of a


smile! The Northern Ireland team captain, very much set the standard,


lead by example. Only the fourth boxer in the history of the


Commonwealth Games boxing tournament to win back-to-back gold medals. At


27, does he stay amateur? Will the funding continue? Of course it will.


Will he goes to Rio and have a crack at being the first Irish boxer to


win medals at three successive Olympic Games? The quaich will be


stuck in the pocket somewhere. For the first time in four years in the


Commonwealth Games we will hear Northern Ireland's anthem, courtesy


of Paddy Barnes. system in 1990 and a member of the


public had to sing Danny Boy. In 1994 they had similar problems. The


Northern Irish team doctor was an opera singer for fun and he stood up


and did it but no problems here at the Glasgow 2014 boxing tournament.


The highly efficient Paddy Barnes gets to listen to his


The highly efficient Paddy Barnes gets to listen to country's national


anthem and make history. Double gold in the Commonwealth for the Belfast


boy, Paddy Barnes. But you were on stand-by in case the pH didn't work,


were you? They couldn't afford me! There will be more moments for


Northern Ireland in the ring because Michael Conlan is about to compete


for plays Ash back. An interesting fight on two levels, Northern


Ireland against England. -- Michael Conlan is about to compete against


Qais Ashfaq. But also you are very interested in this. Yes, he is a


good friend of mine and I just met him before the fight in the changing


rooms, and he was calm and confident. I think they have sparred


before but never fought. Qais is very confident. He is a favourite to


win the gold medal and I think he can do it. He looked good in the


semifinals and he has got my money. We will see when Michael Conlan


walks out what work has been done on his face following that clash of


heads but there was a gaping hole above his eye. They will have done a


lot of work on it over 24 hours but it is not much time between one


fight and another. How vulnerable is here? To open up again? Very


vulnerable. It could open up at any time in the fight. He needs to keep


his defence higher, move his head more, make sure he does not get hit


on that part. But if you are Qais, you know that is a vulnerability.


Are you jabbing? Are you trying to get your head in as well? No, no. If


I was Qais I think I would be throwing punches. He could be


disqualified if he went in with his head. I saw the cut when I had a


chat with him and it has healed well. The backroom team did a good


job helping it to meal. He has two butterfly stitches but I am sure it


will be fine. You are valuable as a boxer and few other guy in the ring


and the people in your corner are very important because it is a team


effort. It is a big team effort and you need them. I don't think that


Northern Irish kid needs that pressure, knowing he has got a cut.


For Qais it will be about confidence. He knows he could open


up the cut and win by stoppage. You have to say that the staging of this


boxing competition, not just here but at the SECC as well, has been


brilliant. Everything has been running like clockwork and the music


has hyped up the atmosphere as well. Michael, and opens to Jimi Hendrix.


This is Northern Ireland against England. So we are guaranteed a home


nations win but who? Jim? Michael Conlan has made his way to the red


corner. 21-year-old from Leeds is Qais Ashfaq and he will be in the


blue corner. The sixth English man to win gold in this division in the


Commonwealth Games possibly. In 74, then Shaun Murphy in 86, then a


fairer old gap. The favourite in this division for Michael Conlan to


defend there! Contend with. Ashfaq has nothing to fear really. Giving


away a certain amount of height and reach to the Northern Irish man.


Michael Conlan's great buddy and roommate here Paddy Barnes has set


the standard. Conlan will be desperate to follow that example.


Representing Northern Ireland, Michael, -- Michael Conlan! And


across the ring in the blue corner, representing England, Qais Ashfaq!


What a great buzz around this magnificently appointed arena.


By far the more experienced man in this particular final is the man in


red, Conlan, representing Northern Ireland. He won the silver medal in


the European Championships and a bronze medal at the Olympic Games


and he has boxed in two World Championships, reaching the


quarterfinals. But there has been something about Ashfaq all the way


through that makes him by far Conlan's most dangerous opponent.


Terrific performance in the quarterfinals against Scotland. And


he completely outboxed the veteran from Kenya in the semifinal. But


that very nasty cut following the clash of heads with Sean McGoldrick.


The contest was stopped but Conlan won despite the cut. The Northern


Ireland boxing team have brought in an expert coach and expert touch man


for just these reasons. How important that will be we will find


out. Interesting to see how Conlan boxes in this contest and what


tactics he chooses. Long-range, not getting involved or the front foot


and testing the chain of his opponent? We know he is a good


all-rounder. When he is boxing as an orthodox boxer against Ashfaq, that


is when the heads can clash and he has got to protect his cut. It will


be difficult for him. I am trying to see if there are


traces of blood on the forehead of Conlan, who is boxing very nicely.


They don't want to get caught on the ropes because Conlan's punches are


quick and accurate. The referee says, don't hold on. Back they come


again. A good opening round. Not much between them. Ashfaq's defence


looks pretty good. Ashfaq has the speed. Fast hands, good food, good


movement. Conlan is boxing better choosing Southport tactics.


Experimenting with stances. Good movement and speed from Ashfaq. Good


footwork by Ashfaq and anything he might have just star in this round.


Not much in it. -- he might have just nicked this round. In the last


couple of seconds, not a bad round. Is there blood coming down Conlan's


face? Difficult to see. The heads have clashed a couple of times. I


filled Ashfaq won that. They are giving instructions. A little clash


of heads but followed by a good left hand. You are going to get that.


Unorthodox, always going to be a clash of heads. Conlan experimenting


in that round but it has not really work. It is a close round but Ashfaq


has just nicked it. What will Conlan do? He will have to come forward.


That cut is nasty. It is starting to lose and really horrible. If it is


opened up by a punch than a contest will be stopped. If it is opened up


by a deliberate clash of heads, that could be different and it will go to


the judges. Not that Ashfaq would like to win it like that, but one


good punch... Conlan the tallest of the two, rated


number two in the world in this division. This is a close contest.


Conlan has the height and reach but he is conceding that. That suits


Ashfaq. He likes his opponents to come onto him. Conlan has made the


decision to go forward but that might suit Ashfaq. He is trying to


get up close to him and then working his body. A bit naughty of Conlan


pushing his open glass into the face of his opponent. Sticking to his


stance at the moment. It is a messy contest from Michael Conlan who is


not normally like this. That cut must be playing on his mind. I think


so and he is getting frustrated. He is doing the work downstairs and


closing the gap. Better work by Conlan inside.


Paddy Barnes said he would get some stick if he did not come back with


the gold and at the moment Ashfaq is still stealing bits. The second bout


of the second round and Ashfaq looking composed. Conlan is just


grappling at the moment. Not much clean work coming from the world


rated number two of this division. Second Commonwealth Games for


Conlan. Conlan is doing it again. He needs to watch himself because the


last thing he can afford is to get a warning against him. That is showing


the frustration we can see from Conlan. He knows he has got to get


to his man and he is finding it difficult. Both of them have got to


steady themselves and get more accuracy on their work. Very


scrappy. Difficult to score. Very close. Conlan has not boxed as well


as he has done all the way through and Ashfaq is frustrated. He is the


favourite in this division and if he wins this, Conlan will have to find


something that we have not seen so far to take the gold. Great stuff by


Ashfaq, right and left, and Conlan not coming back with much. Again on


the inside better work by Conlan. Little jabbing right hand. It is the


first time he has hurt Ashfaq. The end of the round and Conlan things


he has taken it. It will be ever so close. Ashfaq was boxing well on the


back foot. You have got to push your opponent back. Conlan taking a lot


of risks. It was scrappy. A bit naughty then and he got away with


it. Conlan on the Frankfurt and punching in threes and fours. -- on


the front foot. Ashfaq has got to do more and boxed better on the inside


with more combinations. They have all gone for Conlan in the scoring


but it was close. One judge has Conlan leading. The biggest three


minutes of their boxing careers. Ashfaq came through in considerable


style, beating man from the Soto, Joe Ham from Scotland and from Kenya


as well. -- Lesoto. Better work by Conlan. You watch your head and you


watch your head. Hard to see the state of his right eye and that cut


was nasty. Ashfaq showing signs of wariness. Conlan is an experienced


man and showing why he was the Olympic bronze medallist


representing Ireland in the 52 kilograms division. Now it is 56 of


course. Both those right hand landed at both looked good. This is


slipping away from Ashfaq. He is just waiting a little too long.


Ashfaq has to push him back a bit if he is to score here. And he has to


score. Again, referee says to the pair of them, watch the old noggin.


What a quarter this has been. In the second round, all three judges'


cards went to the man from Northern Ireland, Michael Conlan. Ashfaq just


went into his shell a bit there. Good footwork by Ashfaq on the turn.


Michael Conlan is forcing the pace a bit more. Showing the judges he is


prepared to go forward. Conlan has got him where he got him at the end


of the first round, and he is doing exactly the same. What a finish to


this round. And the man in red has done it. Conlan puts out a hand, but


there was not a lot of convincing there. Conlan's dad gives him a hug.


What a finish to that round. What a finish to the contest. Conlan had to


dig deep, and I think he has done enough. Close round until the last


30 seconds. But this fella in red then just pounced on his opponent,


got him on the ropes. And just finished much longer. He is boxing


as a southpaw here are not normally his stance, but he did it very well.


Those last 20 seconds were crucial. I have a feeling that nonstop


southpaw action by Conlan was to protect the eye. Well, we can all


draw breath. We have a unanimous decision in favour of the winner,


now gold mode list and Commonwealth men's bantamweight champion, in the


red, representing Northern Ireland, Michael Conlan! Olympic bronze,


European silver and now Commonwealth gold. He had a very good opponent,


Thai /frack, only one year his junior. Ashfaq in his first major


tournament. What an opening first round he had. But Conlan, bruised


and battered and under a lot of pressure, and back in the


magnificent style. He is the champion.


We have been very lucky this afternoon, because I think four out


of the five fights we have seen so far have been tremendous. That was


probably the best so far. A mere, it could have gone either way? It could


have gone either way. Even when that cut reopened, he kept coming


forward. Qais did what he had to do. It was a very close fight. I am sure


Qais welcome to the Commonwealths again. But overall, what a great


performance by both fighters. Talking about the judging system, as


we have said frequently over the last week, they have gone back on


the computer system to having old-fashioned men sitting at desks,


writing notes on deciding who has won. We will talk about the merits


of that in a second. Here are the boys. Those are the roommates.


Michael, congratulations. He said he would not allow you back in the ring


tonight. I was sitting there going please, God, don't let this man slay


me when I get home! That was a hard fight. Qais Ashfaq, from the start,


I have been watching him. Very skilled boxer. He is one for the


future. He is young. I am only a wee bit older. But what a talent he is.


He took the first round and made me drive on myself. How did you feel


when your cut reopened in the first round? Well, you know yourself, I


did not even know the cut was open. I was like, what are you going on


about? Would you say this was your best performance in the, most games?


-- in the Commonwealth Games? I almost lost the first round before,


but today I knew I had it in me to drive on. It was one of the toughest


contests. Qais is coming in now. How much do you owe your gold medal to


your team, who have patched up and make sure you could compete? The


lads on the team were having a last push to get me to this stage of the


competition. And it is great to see my father on one of the biggest


stages in the world, the Commonwealth Games. He must be


unbelievably proud. Congratulations. Qais, come in. You have to be proud


of the performance. It could have gone either way. Yeah, I think I


proved myself well. I have only just turned 21. Like you say, here's an


Olympic bronze medallist, European silver medallist. You are still


young, and you have got many more Commonwealths and Olympics to come.


What is next for you? Next, world and Europeans next year. I am still


learning, still young. It must have been a great experience for you. It


was an amazing experience. I've obviously want a gold medal, but I


have boxed Olympians. I know I am at the top level. But it was not my day


today. And they were saying his or you in the dressing room couple of


hours ago and said you were really calm. What that a front, or were you


at ease? No, I was calm. The pressure does not bother me too


much. I thrive under pressure, but it was not my day today. It was a


good fight. I will be back. I know I can beat these kids on my day. For


you on the podium later. We have got a medal ceremony taking place in the


ring. Another Australian gold medal. It has been an Australian and


Northern Ireland they so far. Let's go back to that, and then we will


have a chat with Amir Khan about what he thinks about the changes to


scoring. The boxes are just taking their positions ahead of this medal


ceremony for the 52 kilograms flyweight division. What a moment it


is in the careers of these young boxers. Representing Scotland, Reese


McFadden! And just listen to the ovation that the 19-year-old


carpenter from Motherwell receives ahead of receiving his bronze medal.


Reese McFadden produced a brilliant run through to the final four. I


would call it a fairy tale round, but it was born of his hard work and


immense talent. He beat the world number one, Andrew Selby, in his


opening bout. He beat the reigning champion in his second bout. Then he


deposed the reigning bronze medallist from Delhi four years


ago. Then he was out done in the semifinal. Abdul Omar! Another


immensely talented youngster, Abdul Omar from Ghana, just 20 years of


age. He is also a real talent, in stark contrast to McFadden. A tall,


rangy boxer. And he is not averse to mixing it up on the inside. Terrific


tournament for him. The winner of the Silver, representing Pakistan,


Muhammad Waseem! The captain of the Pakistan boxing team. He was a


bronze medallist in Delhi four years ago. Here, he has gone one better


and made it through to the final. But his boxing this afternoon


and made it through to the final. perhaps the void of the zip and zest


and energy we have seen in his previous bouts in the tournament.


Nonetheless, a brilliant display, especially considering the adversity


the Pakistan team have had to overcome that Amir was describing,


with their lack of facilities. Representing Australia, Andrew


Moloney! Andrew Moloney raises his arms in triumph. He occupies top


spot on the medal rostrum here at the Hydro Arena. Performance is full


of astute, tactical boxing, plenty of patience. He plants a kiss on


that Commonwealth Games gold. Second of the afternoon for Australia.


Perfect record of two golds in two finals, with one to come. We will


now hear the Australian national anthem, played in his honour.


Andrew Moloney, the 23-year-old from Victoria. He only took up boxing to


prove his fitness for Aussie rules football. Now, with his fellow


boxers, he stands on the top spot of the medal rostrum here at the Hydro


Arena. He takes Australia's 15th old medal in boxing in Commonwealth


Games history. That was an emphatic performance by Andrew Moloney. I


think most of us, if we had been judging that, would have given the


gold medal to him. But it is an interesting discussion, Amir,


especially for events like this, where most people watching will only


watch amateur boxing in the Olympic Games and major championships. They


don't watch on a week in, week out basis. In days gone by, there was a


computer system that marked the scoring. There were clearly defined


areas to be hit and a computer registering it or not. Now we have


gone back to almost a reassuringly old-fashioned way, other bloke


sitting at a desk going, yes, he hit him. Is that better? It is hard to


say. When the computer scoring was around, people said we should go


back to the old school. Now it is back to the old school, people say


we should go to computer scoring. With the fight we just saw, it was


so tight. You know a bit about boxing, and you said to me, I don't


know who has won this. So it becomes terribly subjective. And you don't


one that. -- you don't want that. They are looking at how many punches


thrown, the quality of the punching, the movement and everything. You


don't know what the judge might be watching. He is sat ringside. He


might be looking at aggressiveness. If you are not aggressive, you could


be out. There were a few fighters who did not win I thought might have


won under a computer scoring system. Is this to the disadvantage of the


counterpunching? It is ethnically a disadvantage for a counterpuncher.


In amateur boxing, the Cubans are the best. I don't think there will


be many Cubans winning gold medals at the next Olympics, because they


are always on their back foot and they are counter fighters. The


people who win the fights are forward fighters. It is an


interesting debate. The other thing is relevant to the last fight we


have seen about the headgear. He bore watching for the first time on


a Saturday afternoon -- people will be watching for the first time on a


Saturday afternoon and seem that there was no headgear this


afternoon. It was a major factor in whether Michael Conlan was going to


fight. The governing body have said they are going to re-examine whether


putting head guard back on amateur boxers works. Conlan just about made


it. I think they will re-examine their decision but if you look at


the Commonwealth Games, 15 mailboxes were cut and had to be fixed. -- 15


men were cut. Pump up the volume, here comes the first Scottish


finalist of the day. Charlie Flynn. And this is Scotland against


Northern Ireland. Joe Fitzpatrick. The home nations are guaranteed a


medal here, but the overwhelming majority of the 16,000 people packed


into the Hydro want this to be the first gold medal that Scotland of


the boxing at the Commonwealth Games. And we have Josh Taylor


coming up in the final fight of the afternoon against Junias Jonas, the


Namibian, the best fight of the day. But this is a great opportunity for


the young Scottish man. These welcome to the ring from Northern


Ireland Joe Fitzpatrick. -- please welcome. Fitzpatrick from Northern


Ireland begins his ring walk. The 60 kilograms lightweight division. He


also wears a determined face as he steps into the spotlight of this


arena. It proves to be a magnificent amphitheatre for the men at this


contest. He boxed really impressively to arrive at this


final, the 19-year-old. His opponent is only slightly older at 20. Two


prodigiously precocious as talented men have made it through to this


gold medal bout in the gold medal clash of the lightweight division.


Ladies and gentlemen, time to introduce our boxers. Representing


Scotland, Charlie Flynn! And across the ring in the blue corner,


representing Northern Ireland, Joe Fitzpatrick! Referees from


Kazakhstan. Three bouts of three minutes. They come together and


received their final instructions. You can see the height advantage


that Fitzpatrick enjoys over Flynn. The contest begins. The boxer


wearing blue with the southpaw is from Northern Ireland. You might


have noticed that huge clump of petroleum jelly of scoring the mark


beneath the left eye of Fitzpatrick. It was picked up in the semifinal.


Flynn is representing Scotland in red and he has an eye injury as


well. How will the two boxers approach this? Will they take it to


their opponent aggressively? I don't think I have ever seen a boxer


coming onto the ring with so much grease on his wound. That should


dictate his tactics. Southpaw and Orthodox. No question that


Fitzpatrick as to keep his distance and protect that wound. Conlan did


very well and took some risks going forward and found a way to win but


it is a risk when you are going forward and your heads are going to


clash, then anything can happen. Flynn is the more compact boxer,


five feet seven. He is a bustling come forward boxer as well,


effective at getting inside the height and reach of taller


opponents. Ranked 23rd in the world, the highest remaining ranked boxer


and accommodation. Because at semifinal stage, the man in blue,


Fitzpatrick, eliminated Michael Alexander from Trinidad and Tobago,


world number 15. Good tactics from Flynn, closing down the gap to the


taller southpaw. He has got to punches opponents coming forward but


you have to give credit to Flynn. Closing the gap down. In his


semifinal he was against the Welsh man Joe Cordina. He conceded the


opening round but came on strong in two and three.


Every forward forays from the Scot is bringing increases in decibel


activity from a crowd. He throws his right hand and tips to the left with


his head, so he can come back with the left. Good little move. Good


tactics. Good round for the Scot, I thought. Bright start. He


acknowledges the crowd because he thinks so, too. Mike removes the


mouthpiece and gets to work on the instructions. That highs holding up.


Surely Flynn has taken the opening round. -- his eye is holding up. Bit


scrappy here and there but he has caught Fitzpatrick with a lovely


left hook and finished the round very strong. I suspect the judges


have all gone for him in the opening round. Yes, clean sweep of the


judges in that opening round for Charlie Flynn. Careful attention


being paid to that eye injury. We move into the second round in the


60 kilograms lightweight final. Joseph Fitzpatrick, the reigning


Northern Ireland should opening champion. Flynn has been pushed back


so change in approach from Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick meeting


fire with fire. Good start to the round but scrappy. Often southpaw


coming forward is easier to hit right hand. He knows he is behind,


so a definite change in tactics. Fitzpatrick really taking it to


Flynn. And in taking it to the man from


Scotland, an increasing amount of exchanges from close quarters. The


referee has intervened with a command to break. Lovely right hand


from Flynn. Switching the attack and finding better, more accurate work,


Flynn. Flynn continuing to bob and weave


and getting back inside. Nice left hand from Fitzpatrick parried


effectively with his forearm. This contest is not suiting Fitzpatrick


for me. He is getting in accurate, tired and scrappy on the inside. The


young Scot is really willing to work on the inside. It has suited him, no


question, the close quarters stuff. Fitzpatrick had a terrific year in


2011, experiencing the Commonwealth youth games, taking the bronze medal


at the Isle of Man, and then a third-place finish at the European


youth championship in Dublin. He is still only 19 and he finds himself


contesting Commonwealth Games gold. He is facing a determined little


boxer who has been inspired and encouraged by the home crowd. On the


front foot once more. Uppercut on the inside while Fitzpatrick is


holding on. Both boxers exchanging body shots. He is throwing the left


hand from too far out. He has got to judge first, Break down the


distance, then throw his left hand. He is falling short, his feet come


square, and that allows Flynn to work on the inside. Good round again


for Charlie Flynn. Charlie Flynn fighting furiously at close range.


That is the end of round number two and again, the same as at the end of


the first round. He took the first round in unanimous fashion. As the


round progressed, Flynn was having more success and picking his punches


more accurately. Lovely right hand there, bit of quality to find the


space and gap. Lovely right hand again on the outside. Fitzpatrick


coming forward but his feet square on his hands down. Looking at the


scores, every judge has gone for Charlie Flynn. Very good performance


from Flynn in that round. So into the final round we go.


Charlie Flynn has taken both of the opening rounds for all of the


scoring judges. Fitzpatrick from Ulster really has it all to do.


He hasn't found an answer to the clever little movements and punch


picking at Flynn has demonstrated. At the start of this round, Flynn


moving to his left, moving away from the southpaw, clever. He circled and


moves to his left. Panting with the right hand, -- punching. Clever


tactics. The fourth contest for both of these men during the lightweight


tournament. They had a bye in the opening round and have produced


really eye-catching performances. That catch to the head produced a


huge response from the crowd. I think Fitzpatrick has just got to go


for it now. Two down, all or nothing. Got to try and find the


power shots. We are at the midpoint of this final round. It is still


Flynn on the front foot and taking the contest to Fitzpatrick. We are


seeing exchanges when the boxers within punching range. An effective


shot against a shorter boxer intent on coming forward. If he is moving


to the left, shot against a shorter boxer intent


on coming forward. If he he is going to miss. That is what is happening


here. The movement is crucial and young Flynn keeps moving to the


left, away from the danger shot. Finishing on the left hook. That


movement to the side. Fitzpatrick needs to adjust his feet and come


onto a right hook. He has not found that shot yet.


a punch to end the contest. Flynn remains incredibly composed. And


incredibly relaxed. The crowd increased their volume once again.


There goes the bell. And the crowd here at the Hydro Arena stand to


applaud young Charlie Flynn, just 20 years old. Surely he has just


secured himself the lightweight title here at the Glasgow


Commonwealth Games. A quick kiss for the canvas and a warm embrace from


his coaching staff. What a great performance from such a young man.


He boxed superbly well and the semifinal, but here, he raised the


tempo again against a tricky guy. But he got the tactics wrong today,


Fitzpatrick. Flynn's movement to the left was crucial. And he played to


the crowd. Jumps up on the ring, Commonwealth champion. What a moment


for young Charlie Flynn. Huge admirer of one of the greatest


amateur boxers of all time, Dick McTaggart. This announcement will


surely see him emulate the legendary Scotsman. Ladies and gentlemen, the


judges are in agreement. The winner by unanimous decision and now the


Commonwealth gold medallist and men's lightweight champion, in the


red corner, representing Scotland, Charlie Flynn! What a moment for


Motherwell's Charlie Flynn. The 20-year-old postal worker has just


delivered a gold medal for himself, his club and his adoring fans. Such


clever boxing during that final. Such tactical astuteness on show


throughout the entire tournament. And the man who was the highest


ranked boxer in the Commonwealth Games lightweight competition has


secured himself top spot on the medal podium. Charlie Flynn,


Commonwealth Games lightweight champion, in front of his adoring


home fans in a Hydro Arena that is packed to capacity, a moment he will


never forget. And at just 20 years old, surely we will see this man on


the Olympic boxing circuit for many years to come.


JOHN INVERDALE: the Hampden roar earlier this week was for Eilidh


Child, but that is surely the biggest cheer for any Scottish


medallist and it is a Scottish gold medallist. We will talk to him in a


moment. Joe has made his way down to see us again. You gave it


everything. It was a good fight. I don't know what was wrong with me,


just a bit sluggish. Tired? Just hanging about here from 11 this


morning. It is strange. It is a tough schedule, fight after fight


after five. It is always hard. Tough fight last night, so that probably


made me tired as well. Did not get much sleep last night. But fair play


to Charlie. Did that cut play on your mind? I was trying not to think


on it too much. I was just drained, I don't know what was wrong. Thanks


for joining us. And hey, the champion. Well done. Fantastic


performance. Thanks. He is a really awkward boy. Sometimes you need to


be awkward to beat awkwardness. It was a hard fight. What tactics did


you use for this fight? I was not going straight back, I was kind of


angling down. He likes his 12s. So I came across an cut him off. And what


did you make of the crowd? When they announced you the winner? Honestly,


the crowd are unbelievable. The reception you got when you were in


the ring before the fight began was amazing. It was like a thunderstorm,


man. I can't explain it. I would just like to thank everybody who has


helped me, especially my dad, who has been training me for the past


four years. Two hours every morning all stops at first all his leisure


time. My mum has been washing my clothes. I would not be anywhere


without them. The work that goes on in the background, nobody will


understand it. Did you catch their eye on the final bout? Your family


and friends, could you see them? No, they were like ants out there. It


was amazing. I would like to thank God for the thing he has given me.


There are other countries that have not got much, so you are thankful


for your health, your well-being, the place you are in. And you might


want to thank the Royal Mail? Come on, the Royal Mail! The mailman


delivers once again. All the boys, the managers and all the crew, Jason


Grant! You are Commonwealth gold medallist now. What is next for you?


I don't know, man. I am not used to hearing that, gold medal! I don't


know what is next. You know what I mean? Maybe Olympics. Just wait and


see. A lot of funding is needed. I work part-time, and everybody I am


fighting is full-time. I think there is a job for you as a chat show


host. Fancy that? I would be a right good laugh! Congratulations. You are


Commonwealth Games champion. Well, from one champion will have a


medal ceremony in a moment to one two is just about to enjoy it. This


is the great moment for Michael Conlan, from Northern Ireland. Well,


there was a man familiar to boxing fans around the world, especially in


Scotland. The flyweight games gold medallist from 1998 in Kuala Lumpur.


And to help him present the medals and trophies, it was meant to have


been the president of the Commonwealth Games Association from


Papua in New Guinea, but that is clearly not he. A very disappointed


Shaun McGoldrick got the gold medal in Delhi four years ago. He was not


able to make it two golds out of two. My colleague from BBC radio


Scotland is presenting the medals. He had the misfortune to come up


against a very much in four Michael Conlan from Northern Ireland. He


receives his quaich. The winner of the bronze medal, representing


Kenya! 29 years of age. I'm not sure if we


will see him in another Commonwealth Games. He is young enough to compete


in four years' time, when everything moves to the Sunshine Coast of


Australia. But he was outboxed by Qais Ashfaq of England in the


semifinal, so has to contend himself with a bronze medal. Now we get to


the silvers and the gold. The winner of the Silver medal, representing


England, Qais Ashfaq! He won his opening round in the final and just


could not sustain the pressure because the man he was up against


had just that little bit more experience. But he has just turned


21 and as he said in an interview not long ago, there is a lot more to


come from him. He can take great heart on this and I am sure we will


be seeing him on podiums around the world. But there can only be one


winner, only one gold medallist. Olympic bronze European silver. The


boy from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Michael Conlan. He boxed splendidly


throughout this tournament. Got a nasty gash above his right eye.


And for the second time here, in the boxing tournament in Glasgow 2014,


everyone will rise for the national anthem of Northern Ireland.




APPLAUSE. A lot of applause for Conlon, he was


absolutely terrified not to win and sharing room with Paddy Barnes if he


had not won. A wonderfully understated smile from Michael


Conlon. A sense of a job well done. You have been there, sometimes you


don't want to scream from the rafters, there is that feeling


inside that all of the hard work has paid off. Especially when you have


done all that long training camp, spending time away from your family


and friends, you want to win, and relax. What I love about boxing,


these lads, they are shaking each other's hands, just minutes ago they


were fighting each other. They have their respect for each other. It is


the simplest and most are raw of all sports. I hate you, you hit me. You


are going there to hurt someone and beat someone up. Great to see so


much respect. The atmosphere, I hope that home you can feel what it is


like it. Absolutely fantastic. Going up a few decibel is, and it will go


up for Josh Taylor. He was in many ways their best hope for goals


before the games. He fought Maxwell yesterday, put on a great


performance. It would have been an amazing final, but it happened in


the semis. He looked really good, really sharp, awkward, quick hands,


power, speed. I am looking forward to this fight. He's fighting Jonas,


from Namibia, he holds his hands so low, you think you could get in, but


he's so quick on his feet and his hands. Great footwork. Very quick,


very strong. Taylor has two watch those shots. When they come from the


waist, you don't see them. I'm sure Josh has watched some video, and


knows what to expect. Charlie Flynn is still doing interviews, he may


miss his medal ceremony. He will talk to anybody tonight. He was


inspired by the crowd in that last contest. There are some occasions


where the crowd can change the way you fight. You get in the moment,


and the crowd makes you more intense when you are looking to be calm. You


want to be calm, but it is great when the crowd get a you. You fight


for the crowd, it makes a big difference, a big help. People


supporting you, pushing you. That is the cheering for Josh Taylor. If you


have been robust two o'clock, we have had a couple of hours of the


most fantastically intense, entertaining, dynamic competition in


the ring. Six really good fights. This will round off the afternoon's


entertainment. Everybody has been getting into this in a big way.


Listen to the raw as -- listen to the noise as Josh Taylor enters the


ring. Charlie Flynn will no doubt want to watch fellow countrymen in


this Commonwealth Games boxing final. Josh Taylor already at


ringside, taking it all in. He has lit up this tournament, only 20


years of age. This man from Namibia, they have only ever won one


medal at the Commonwealth Games. Like Taylor, he has won every


contest by unanimous decision, has had to box four times to get there.


Beating Sean Duffy in the semifinal. He had to be at his Olympic best.


Ladies and gentlemen, now introducing in the red corner,


representing Scotland, Josh Taylor. Across the ring in the blue corner,


representing Namibia, Junias Jonas. The referee from Ireland, Mr Mickey


Gallagher. Three, three-minute rounds.


Let's not forget the men coming out of the red corner, the Scotsman,


Josh Taylor already has a Commonwealth Games medal, winning


silver four years ago in Delhi, in the lightweight division. He is


hoping to turn silver into gold here. Is that trans-mutable? We will


have to find out. The box for Britain in the Olympics two years


ago, against a very exciting talent, from Namibia. A very unorthodox


style. He has a very long reach, very fast hands. Richie Woodall?


Taylor has to raise his game. Yesterday against Sam Maxwell, most


people predicted that would have been the final. In his mind, he may


have thought he has a ready won this gold. He has one heck of an


opponent, this guy is very talented, very fit, makes a lot of mistakes.


Takes a lotta risks. Throws shots from all different angles, a


difficult man to get sued, so tool. Taylor had a tough passage, fairly


straightforward against the boxer from Botswana, then the guy from


Mauritius, Zach Davies from Wales, and Sam Maxwell in the semi.


Cautious stuff from Josh Taylor. Not getting close enough to this fellow.


Good footwork, conceding a lot of height and reach. This guide


thrashes those hands from waist level. -- this guy. He should target


the left uppercut, triggering the attack. As his opponent is coming


forward, the hands are very low, his feet are crossing. He comes forward,


the feet cross, open, low, you have to hit the target.


The referee steps in, voted the best official in the 2012 Olympics. You


could got -- could not get a better man for a final. When he gets to


him, causing him problems, Taylor. Great last 30 seconds. There is the


sweet left hand from the Scotsman. He is justifying his favourite's


tag. Good end of the round by Josh Taylor. Would be very surprised if


he has not got it. He boxed a very clever there, using the crowd to


read him up. -- to G him up. It was a good round, boxing clever.


Let's have a look at the scores, every judge. Terrific finish, just


measuring his man up and stop coming up against someone so much bigger,


with so much reach advantage. He worked in map, and press time is


advantage. This is the final of the men's welterweight division, 64


kilograms. -- worked him out, pressed home his advantage. Taylor


working again, straight left hand. Taylor is a good counterpuncher.


When he gets on the inside, stay compact, held those in. Coming out


of the clinch, lending the FIFA. -- landing the hook. Slipping away from


his opponent there. Taylor covering up nicely. Lots of experience, a


couple of World Championships. Going out to eventual medal winners. In


London, winning his opening contest, then losing to Valentino of


Italy. Taylor boxing nicely, very nearly got clipped with the right


hand. Jonas showing signs of fatigue. He has raised the tempo


slightly, starting to throw a few more shots, but that leaves him


open, he makes so many mistakes. Low hands. There is the hook. A good


little sequence by Jonas, boxing a little better. His feet have slowed


down. Bad mistake by Jonas, getting a -- away with it. I am watching for


Taylor's left hook. We know that Josh Taylor can punch with that


left-hand in particular. He has experience in the Olympics, Taylor,


clever with it. That is nice. And again by Taylor. The right hand was


not as accurate as the left. A good right hand by Taylor, changing


direction, frustrating the younger, taller, raw or a man. 20 seconds


remaining. -- raw fighter. Adapting very well, counterpunching, coming


back again. Clever boxing. A good right hand by Jonas. That might be a


split round. I think Taylor has definitely won it. This guy just up


the tempo slightly. He leaves himself open.


I think Taylor has got it on all three judges' cards again. All in


favour of the Scott, who is three minutes away from becoming


Scotland's second successive gold medallist here in Glasgow 2014. I


wonder what Charlie Flynn's take on this one will be. In less than three


minutes, Josh Taylor will hear the last bell and I am pretty sure what


will go around his neck will be a Commonwealth gold medal to add to


the silver he won four years ago. Jonas, the big fellow in bloom from


Namibian, will have to do a lot of work if he is going to steal this.


The front foot tactics of Jonas will suit Josh Taylor. He boxes better as


a counterpuncher. Showing his experience. The crowd here are


encouraging Josh Taylor to get on his bike a bit. Jonas is coming


steaming forward. We must only man apology, because we questioned his


fitness -- we owe him an apology. He has such a high work rate, Taylor is


having to cover up. Sometimes when you see boxers going


like this, you say to yourself, why did he not do this in the first


round? We have said that this fellow is a very fit kid indeed.


Jonas is winning this hands down at the moment. That was a slip,


according to the referee. Josh Taylor is conceding shots in


this last round. Jonas is giving everything he has. Taylor is having


to cover up. He is under pressure like never before in this


tournament. Remember, he has got through against three very strong


opponents. Jonas has kept his best to last, but it is all a bit too


late. Gallagher will ask them to break up, perhaps for the last time.


Jonas, whose tactics have been perfect in this round, why did you


do this earlier on? He has won the round. He has lost the first two.


That is probably what Taylor is thinking. I am pretty sure Taylor


has done enough. Scotland will have another gold medallist here on home


territory. What a Commonwealth Games the host nation is having. What a


performance from this young man, 20 years of age. Josh Taylor, silver


medallist from Delhi four years ago, has got home. He gambled a bit in


that run, because he knew he had won the first two rounds. Jonas clearly


won the last round, in our opinion. Taylor rallied at the end. He was


under pressure. Jonas kept his man on the ropes. A Tory ground for


Taylor. -- a torrid round for Taylor. Jonas certainly took that


last round. Maybe not enough to make it a 10-8 round. The jubilant Taylor


will be even happier when that hand is raised. Ladies and gentlemen, we


have the judges' scorecards. The winner by unanimous decision, now


gold medallist and Commonwealth men's light welterweight champion,


in the red corner, representing Scotland, Josh Taylor! Scotland's


second gold medal in 2014 goes to Josh Taylor. And everybody gave Josh


Taylor the last round as well. I am very surprised at that. Jonas will


be disappointed that he did not even win on anybody's card. But Josh


Taylor will not care about that. He is ecstatic. Gold number two of


these games in the boxing arena for Scotland. This one courtesy of a


thoroughly delighted Josh Taylor. JOHN INVERDALE: the afternoon ends


on the highest of high notes for Scottish boxing and for the 16,000


or so here in the Hydro Arena. To mark your card for tonight, we have


six fights coming up for you, six more finals. Coverage starts at


seven on BBC Three. But all afternoon on BBC One, we have had


two gold medals for Australia, two for Northern Ireland, but obviously,


we finish with two for Scotland. The Scots thought Josh Taylor was their


man, and he did what we thought. Great performance. This amazing


crowd of people were out there, rooting for Josh Taylor. He put on a


great performance. The first two rounds, he won comfortably. The last


round, he knew he had the fight in the bag. A whole gaggle, I suspect


that is probably his family, maybe his mum. Charlie was saying earlier


that you can't do it without your support team. It is agony, because


they can't win the fight. You have got to do the fighting. Josh, I know


you want to say well done to everybody. Was that your family?


Yeah, my mother, my sister and my girlfriend. They are over the moon.


So am I. Can't believe it. Doesn't feel real. We just had a


conversation about Charlie about what it was like for him. How was it


for you when you walked in and got that operation? Has handing up on


the back of my neck. -- hairs standing up on the back of your


neck. Unbelievable. I felt it at the Olympics in London, but that was


mad. I saw that you were on your back foot. Did you know you had the


fight in the bag 's yeah, I knew I had two rounds in the bag, so I


wanted to stay safe. Did not want to go with silly shots. I just wanted


to secure the gold. What does this mean to you? I have trained for this


for years. I have dreamt of this for god knows how long. Can't wait to


stand on top of the podium. Are you going to sing flower of Scotland?


100%. Congratulations. Two gold medals for Scotland, back-to-back.


Fantastic for everybody. And brilliant for amateur boxing in


Scotland. Over the moon. Well done. Look forward to seeing you on the


podium. The lone piper is waiting in the ring. That is for the first


airing of flower of Scotland this afternoon, which Jim Neilly will


describe for us. While waiting for the Ox is to appear, what has been


your take on the afternoon so far? Some good boxing. Especially the


Scottish fighters, what good performances they put on. They


soaked up all the atmosphere and the crowd. But overall, the boxing has


been really good, starting with the mitre weights and finishing with


Josh on a serious high. The bagpipes play, and this is the moment. The


man has written his own headline. He said, the mailman delivers, and the


mailman has. These are the bag pipes, and the Commonwealth Games


theme for Charlie Flynn. And I suspect that his face, and that


clenched fist and those clenched teeth will be the pictures on all


the editions of the Scottish newspapers tomorrow. Who knows what


the future holds for Charlie Flynn? But this is a moment he will never


forget. Those of us who have been lucky enough to be had they will


remember it for a long time, the way he performed, the way he celebrated,


the way he spoke afterwards. I suspect he may have something in


store for us during the course of this medal representation. Let's go


back to that. Charlie Flynn, still absolutely


buzzing with delight as he makes his way towards the ring. He will take


his place on the gold medal rostrum at grade Williams round -- after a


brilliant round. He is the man who occupies them to stage as the


medallists take their position in anticipation of receiving their


respective medals. The medals will be presented by the 1958


Commonwealth and 1956 Olympic gold medal athlete, Richard Mactaggart!


Dick McTaggart, one of the finest amateur boxers of all time and a


real hero for Charlie Flynn, will present the medals. And Wellington


Miller! Great to see Dick McTaggart. Does not look to be too


far above his fighting weight. The winner of the bronze medal,


representing Wales! The Welshman comes away with a


Commonwealth Games bronze medal. Acknowledged in his support in the


crowd. He joins his clubmate as a Commonwealth bronze medallist. What


a moment it must be to be receiving that prize from the great Dick


McTaggart. Joe Cordina, the bronze medallist. He had tough bouts all


the way through, but comes away with some championship hardware to show


for it. Representing Trinidad and Tobago, Michael Alexander! Michael


Alexander prepared for this Commonwealth Games down in Cuba. If


she ranked boxer in the world, he was sensational throughout the


tournament -- 15th ranked Ox. But then just lost a bit of zip in his


final round. Just 21 years old, he surely has a bright future in


Olympic boxing. The winner of the silver medal, representing Northern


Ireland, Joe Fitzpatrick! Joe Fitzpatrick is still a teenager.


Took Commonwealth youth bronze in 2011. And here, at just 19, he has


got himself a silver medal. He said he felt a bit flat when he


considered their hard passage through to the gold medal fight, but


a wonderful achievement for the man from Northern Ireland. Listen to the


ovation that this Manuel Neuer she's -- that this man will receive.


Representing Scotland, Commonwealth champion, Charlie Flynn. The roof


has been raised in the Hydro, young and old taking inspiration from this


man. Charlie Flynn. Ranked 23 in the lightweight division. He produced a


brilliant tournament, what a moment for him, to receive a handshake, and


Commonwealth gold medal from his idol, the Commonwealth Games


champion from 1988. Charlie Flynn, Commonwealth champion. Ladies and


gentlemen, the national anthem of Scotland.


In the presence of one of the finest boxers of all time, Dick McTaggart,


he has been presented with his championship gold. That I suspect is


the defining Scottish moment of these Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.


The face that will define the games. Two great champions separated by 56


years, Dick McTaggart, and Charlie Flynn. If you have not heard about


Dick McTaggart, in 634 amateur fights, he won 610. Absolute legend


very figure in Scottish sport. Olympic gold medallist. Who's to say


that this man will not be an Olympic gold medallist in a couple of years


time? Definitely, looks like he has the skills. He has the charisma to


go all the way. He is a likeable person. He can go all the way, and


be the face of boxing in Scotland. Only 20 years old, long way to go


yet. What an experience to win this gold, and move onto a bigger


tournament like the world, Europeans. Shortly they may come


knocking and say how that turning professional? You would think, hang


on, stay amateur, couple more years, getting more mature. There will be a


lot of promoters knocking on his door. He is a funny character.


Imagine him in a press conference. One thing about the press


conference, it will be long. Tonight, four fights to look forward


to, four English boxers, Anthony Fowler, you are looking forward to?


He was very good, putting his opponent down, very strong. I think


he can go all the way. He has good boxing skills. He had some tough


fights, got through them. I would put my money on him going all the


way. Marshall, Fitzgerald, and Joe Joyce, against the Australian,


Little Ashes thing to be missing off. He is looking good, the


heavyweight. Definitely he can end it with a gold medal, that would be


amazing for England. Thanks for being with us, looking forward to


tonight? Looking forward to it. Just thinking about the headlines,


Charlie is the darling, Bonnie Prince Charming. He works at the


sorting office Damia Motherwell, to all the guys and girls, one heck of


a party. -- down in Motherwell. They supported him to train for these


games. As for Josh Taylor, his dad calls him Pebbles, not rocky yet. --


not Rocky yet. A couple of gold medals for Northern Ireland, moving


up from 24th to 15th. Let's show you that table. England smashing their


target of 146. It looks as if they will be topping the table for the


first time since 1986. Scotland with their 19th gold, in fact 18th and


19. Let's remind you of the headlines, pretty eventful. As I was


saying, the wait for gold for Northern Ireland is over, Paddy


Barnes and Michael Conlon, they moved up to 15th. Two for Scotland


with Charlie Flynn and Josh Taylor. Nicola Adams making history as the


first woman to win a boxing gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. It


was controversial, a split decision over Michaela Walsh. The husband and


wife team, Joanna and Paul Drinkhall winning the mixed doubles table


tennis. A provisional disqualification and suspension for


a failed drugs test following the 400 metres final. She finished


fourth. Testing positive for a stimulant. More on that story, we


hear her bees sample will be tested on Sunday. -- other sample will be


tested on Monday. But take a break for the news now.


Jason Mohammad and Hazel Irvine present the afternoon's live coverage of the Commonwealth Games on the penultimate day in Glasgow. Boxing dominates the afternoon with seven gold medals decided, including three in the women's event which is appearing at the Commonwealth Games for the first time. England's Nicola Adams won the first ever women's Olympic boxing gold at London 2012 and will hope to repeat the trick.

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