The Renfrewshire boxer defeated India’s Mehra Vishwas on points in his 54kg Quarter-Final this evening to ensure that he will box for a place in the Final tomorrow.
The teenager will be looking to try and win his third international Gold medal of 2022, after having won the Brasov Open Youth Championships in Romania in February and also claimed Gold at the Danas Pozniakas Youth tournament in Lithuania in March.
Those performances meant he was selected onto the Team Scotland Achieve 2022 programme this summer, which meant he travelled to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham as part of a 66-strong group of potential future Commonwealth athletes and coaches from different sports to get a feel for a large Games environment.
Aaron joins Byron’s Sonny Kerr in the Semi-Finals of the competition, after a dramatic third and final round of his Light-Welterweight bout against home boxer Vladimir Berisa of Serbia.
The Aberdeen 63.5kg boxer landed a couple of shots after his opponent turned his back, which promoted the Serbian boxer to attempt to hit the Scot after break had been called and a member of the Serbian entourage storm the ring, resulting in a disqualification for the Serbian boxer.
Unfortunately, Rob Roy’s Isa Akram (60kg) and Springhill’s Josh Mullen (86kg) will not join them in action tomorrow, as they both lost their Quarter-Final bouts on points to Thailand’s Chakharin Aekpatcha and Serbia’s Marko Pizurica respectively.
However, Heavyweight Kian Govan (92kg) will be back in action tomorrow, after he won his Quarter-Final against Kazakhstan’s Nurzhan Duman on Thursday.
40th Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament, Friday 16th September results;
54kg Quarter-Final – Aaron Cullen (SCO) beat Mehra Vishwas (IND) via points.
60kg Quarter-Final – Isa Akram (SCO) lost to Chakharin Aekpatcha (THA) via points.
63.5kg Quarter-Final – Sonny Kerr (SCO) beat Vladimir Berisa (SRB) via disqualification.
86kg Quarter-Final – Josh Mullen (SCO) lost to Marko Pizurica (SRB) via points.