Matthew McHale and Tyler Jolly both booked their places into Saturday’s Semi-Finals, following on from yesterday success with Reese Lynch, Sam Hickey and Sean Lazzerini.
Only on three other occasions in the 92-year-history of the Commonwealth Games have Scottish boxers secured more medals.
Welterweight Jolly was the last of the five Scots to guarantee himself a medal, although he had to get up off the canvas in order to do it.
The Whithorn boxer was knocked down for the first time in his career by Papua New Guinea’s Neville Warupi in round two of their 67kg Quarter-Final with a looping right hand.
Jolly had secured the quickest knockout in Commonwealth Games history against Jamaica’s Daniel Hylton in the previous round, but was made to go the distance this time.
The 23-year-old outboxed Warupi in rounds one and three to take a unanimous decision and move into the Semi-Finals, where he will face Welsh boxer Ioan Croft.
“The first round I won easy – I hurt him and I got excited.
“I jumped into a cracking right hand, it was a peach of a shot.
“But I wasn’t hurt, I jumped up off the ground and laughed.
“I was straight back up and back to business.
“I just got excited and jumped in stupidly.
“That was my first ever knockdown, but it is boxing, it is going to happen.
“Everybody gets knocked down, it is how you get back up and deal with it.
“I have got heart when I need to show it and I have got skills when I need to show it.”
The Castlemilk boxer showed determination and bravery as he lost a unanimous decision to India’s former World Championship Silver medallist Amit Panghal in their 51kg Quarter-Final bout.
“I am just devastated,” Lennon said.
“I thought I did really well in there and gave it my all, but the better guy won.”
In the ring immediately after Lennon’s contest was Bantamweight Matthew McHale, who produced one of the performances of the tournament to stop Malaysia’s Ahmad Shaharom in the third round of their Quarter-Final.
The 26-year-old forced two standing counts, before the referee finally ended the one-sided contest in the final round, with the Edinburgh boxer repeatedly tagging him with the straight right hand.
McHale received a hug after the bout from Lochend stablemate Josh Taylor, who was watching on from the front row, and now progresses to Saturday’s 54kg Semi-Finals, where he will box Northern Ireland’s Dylan Eagleson.
“I thought the referee was going to stop it after the second count,” McHale said.
“The boxer didn’t want to be there and I knew that.
“But all credit to that boy, he stepped in and gave it the best he could give it.”
Commonwealth Games 2022 – Day Seven Results;
Flyweight 51kg Quarter-Final – Lennon Mulligan (Scotland) lost to Amit Panghal (India) via unanimous decision.
Bantamweight 54kg Quarter-Final – Matthew McHale (Scotland) beat Ahmad Shaharom (Malaysia) via third round RSC.
Welterweight 67kg Quarter-Final – Tyler Jolly (Scotland) beat Neville Warupi (Papua New Guinea) via unanimous decision.
Photo Credit: Andy Chubb.