Feature | Jul 29 2014

England versus Scotland as their super-heavyweight champions Joe Joyce and Ross Henderson collide

Natasha Jonas and Savannah Marshall will also be in action today at the Commonwealth Games, writes John Dennen
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ENGLAND’S “Iron Giant” Joe Joyce will lock horns with Scotland’s Ross Henderson today (July 29) at the Commonwealth Games. The two have boxed before and Joyce dominated then. But Henderson looked much improved when he outscored India’s Parveen Parveen to reach this super-heavyweight quarter-final. Joe has an unfortunate habit of letting too many shots through but compensates with an iron jaw and relentless workrate. Henderson will have the home crowd to buoy him and keep this collision interesting. It’s set to go off at about 2.15pm.

The upsetter, Scottish flyweight Reece McFadden is back in action, at approximately 1.30pm, against Oteng Oteng, who won a bronze medal at the last Commonwealth Games.

English lightweight Natasha Jonas will have her first bout of the Commonwealth Games, against Australia’s Shelley Watts at about 3.15pm. Welsh 60kgs Charlene Jones boxes at about 4pm against Hansika Arachchi, from Sri Lanka.


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