Kiwi boxer David Nyika chops down Forrest

BEN STRANG
Last updated 14:46 28/07/2014
David Nyika
MARK TAYLOR/Fairfax NZ
PACKING A PUNCH: Boxer David Nyika is through to the quarterfinals of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after a dominant victory over hometown hero Scott Forrest.

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Hamilton boxer David Nyika is through to the quarterfinals of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after a dominant victory over hometown hero Scott Forrest.

Fighting in the light heavyweight category, Nyika won by unanimous decision after controlling the fight throughout.

Nyika had too much speed for his Scottish opponent, keeping him at arm's length, and landed several clean shots when he decided to attack.

After starting the fight dancing around the outside of the ring, Nyika was able to take charge when needed, leaving Forrest with no plan to counter his superior opponent.

The Ringside Gym boxer will come up against Indian Sumit Sangwan in the quarterfinals, taking place tomorrow morning.

Auckland heavyweight David Light knocked out his round of 16 opponent, Malaysian Muhammed Meeraj Omar.

Light landed a big left hook midway through the second round which ended the fight, teeing up a quarterfinal match-up with Kenyan Charles Okoth on Thursday morning.

Fellow Aucklander Chad Milnes had a strong victory over Namibian Lazarus Shaningwa, teeing up a lightweight quarterfinal against Welshman Joseph Cordina in the next round.

Leroy Hindley completed a winning day for Kiwis in the ring, knocking down his light welterweight opponent Rashield Williams four times.

He will take on Namibia's Junias Jonas in the next round.

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