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Benson Qualifies For Quarterfinals At Commonwealth Games

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Nigeria’s Adeyinka Benson has qualified for the quarter-finals in the boxing event of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games after overcoming Ghana’s Abubakari Quartey.

In Sunday’s middleweight round of 16 contest, Benson edged Quartey three points to two to reach the last eight and will now take on either Sam Hickey of Scotland or Kyghan Mortley from Saint Lucia in the quarter-finals.

It was Team Nigeria’s second medal at the games following Adijat Olarinoye’s gold medal achievement also in weightlifting.