Confident start for Welshman
26 July 2002
Darren Edwards got off to a flying start in the bantamweight boxing contest at the Forum Centre in Wythenshawe.
A confident punching performance from the Welshman against Kumola Ikgopoleng from Botswana saw him run out 24-8 winner in a contest he controlled from the start.
Meanwhile, South African Ludumo Galada saw off Michel Agard by a margin of 20-6 in another bantamweight battle.
Other boxing results so far:
A Cooner (CAN) v R Durgahed (MRI) – 22-6
E Letuka (LES) v N Singh (IND) – 14-12
B Gaudet (CAN) v M Walisundaram (SRI) – 22-8
J Mwila (ZAM) v T Aryeetey (GHA) - 19-18
S Michael (NGR) v O Rajabu (TAN) - 19-8
B Irungu (KEN) v R Lare (PNG) - 18-16
R Rathnayake (SRI) v B Hore (AUS) - 14-7