The Newry middleweight dominated Canadian Satwinder Thind in their quarter final in the Caribbean to upgrade his bronze medal won on Thursday to a shiny silver.
A fight which perhaps could have been stopped, the Holy Trinity fighter had no trouble with his opponent’s height advantage and bullied the Canadian throughout.
Always on top, the 17 year old took a unanimous decision win and will now box for gold tomorrow against England’s Aaron Bowen.
There was disappointment however for light flyweight John Moran and bantamweight Colm Murphy who have to settle for bronze after being defeated in their respective quarter finals with James Probert of Wales and Aussie Joshua Fitzpatrick.
Gleann welter Anthony Johnston will look to upgrade his bronze at around midnight tonight against Jamaican Jerone Ennis.
Commonwealth Youth Games VI, Bahamas
Wednesday July 19th
(L16) 60kg – Dominic Bradley lost to Rhys Edwards (Wales) 2-3
(L16) 56kg – Colm Murphy beat Ahmed Faraz (Scotland) 5-0
Thursday July 20th
(QF) 49kg – John Moran beat Seanoa Hall (Samoa) 5-0
(QF) 56kg – Colm Murphy beat Sean Finnigan (Canada) 5-0
(QF) 75kg – Kane Tucker beat Reekie Ryan (Scotland) 4-1
Friday July 21th
(QF) 52kg – Kian Bittles lost to Allicock Keevin (Guyana) split
(QF) 69kg – Anthony Johnston beat Ah Tong Marion (Samoa) 5-0
Saturday July 22nd
(SF) 49kg – John Moran lost to James Probert (Wales) 0-5
(SF) 56kg – Colm Murphy lost to Joshua Fitzpatrick (Australia) 2-3
(SF) 75kg – Kane Tucker v Satwinder Thind (Canada) 5-0
(SF) 69kg – Anthony Johnston v Jerone Ennis (Jamaica)
Northern Ireland Team
49kg – John Moran (Illies GG) (Bronze)
52kg – Kian Bittles (Holy Trinity)
56kg – Colm Murphy (St George’s) (Bronze)
60kg – Dominic Bradley (captain) (Errigal)
69kg – Anthony Johnston (Gleann) (Bronze, at least)
75kg – Kane Tucker (Holy Trinity) (Silver, at least)