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On This Day: August 28th

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1994: Neil Sinclair and James Webb took home Commonwealth gold from the Games in Victoria, Canada.

Belfast welterweight banger Sinclair stopped all three of his opponents en-route to the final, with early wins over Scot Alan Wolecki, Welshman Carl Thomas, and Aussie Richard Rowless. In the decider Sinky outpointed Nigerian Albert Eromsole 25:16.

Belfast light middle ‘Spider’ Webb coasted into the final with a 14:5 win over Aussie Sean Connell and a walkover against Rival Cadeau of the Seychelles. In the final he defeated Samoan Bob Gasio 10:4 and famously cried during the medal ceremony as team doctor Sean Donnelly sang Danny Boy.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie