Birmingham news Niall Farrell lets rip at 'wounding' decision after Commonwealth heartbreak PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Farrell, 24, suffered the ignominy of lasting just 122 seconds of the last 16 bout in front of his home crowd at Birmingham’s NEC
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Fuming featherweight Niall Farrell lambasted the referee’s early stoppage and said he was “wounded” after Northern Ireland’s Jude Gallagher brought his Commonwealth Games to a shuddering halt. Walsall-born boxer Farrell, 24, who now lives in Kingstanding, suffered the ignominy of lasting just 122 seconds of the last 16 bout in front of his home crowd at Birmingham’s NEC. Two booming right hands gave Farrell jelly legs and he controversially failed to convince Kyrgyzstan official Zhamila Borkoeva that he was ripe to fight on after his second standing count in quick succession. ALSO READ: Christine Ohuruogu expresses her immense 'pride' for Matthew Hudson-Smith Farrell said: “I’m just gutted. Obviously I’m in my hometown and I wanted to make everyone proud. It’s just ruined me to be honest. “He’s a good lad, I know that but I thought I was winning the round. I got hit with two clean shots but it’s boxing - people get hit all day. I could’ve taken 20 more of them. “I thought it was stopped early and the ref didn’t give me a chance. It is what it is and it’s done now, I’m just wounded. “The ref tries to do the best they can for you and I appreciate that but I was walking forward my hands were up, I couldn’t have done anymore to say I was sound. “It’s boxing, you expect more from the ref. People get hit, that’s what we are here for, it’s our job. Let me fight.” Things could not have been more different for Coventry’s Aaron Bowen who put in a comprehensive display to keep alive his dream of adding Commonwealth Games gold to the youth version already in his collection. Bowen, 23, was only guilty of being too good against Nigeria’s Innocent Ehwarieme after recording a unanimous points victory in their light heavyweight last 16 clash. Read More Related Articles Jake Jarman reveals 'hyperactive' origins after making Commonwealth Games history in Birmingham Read More Related Articles Amy Jones reaches landmark as England beat South Africa at Commonwealth Games He explained: “It was a tough fight, a good three rounds and it’s good to get the first one out the way. I felt good in that, I felt relaxed.
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. I had 100 people here so things to work on for the next round but happy with my performance and stuck to the game plan. “Since I started boxing I’ve seen the Commonwealth Games and I’ve always wanted the senior one [gold medal]. To get it as a youth was amazing but it was a stepping stone for this one. “I never thought I’d get here and now I am I want to take [the opportunity] with both hands.” The atmosphere was so lively inside the venue that Bowen, who fights India’s Ashish Kumar in Wednesday’s quarter-final, said it felt like he was strolling out for a medal match rather than a more low-key opener. He added: “It means the world [to be out here as a local lad]. That felt like the final, the atmosphere was that good. I was celebrating as if I’d won the final, I was buzzing. “Things to take into the next round are don’t play for the crowd, enjoy it and soak up the experience as well.” National Lottery players raise more than £30million a week for good causes including vital funding into sport – from grassroots to elite. Find out how your numbers make amazing happen at: www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk and get involved by using the hashtag: #TNLAthletes. Read More: Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games - tickets, jobs, where to watch, full schedule of sports and more Read More: All Commonwealth Games tickets available now - including opening ceremony, athletics, netball and more We now have a brand new newsletter called Game On to keep you up to date with our coverage of the Commonwealth Games. Click on the link and subscribe to Game On today! You can also keep on track with the Games thanks to our dedicated Facebook group called Game On Enjoy a lasting reminder of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with our 48-page souvenir edition of Birmingham Mail - click here to order your copy . Wave a virtual flag for Team England or your Commonwealth Games team. Send your message of support here Click here for all things Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
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