Luke McCormack not bothered about bronze medal as he targets more Commonwealth Games glory

Luke McCormack will now battle to win a place in the gold medal match.
Luke McCormack will now battle to win a place in the gold medal match.
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Washington boxer Luke McCormack says he doesn’t care about winning a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games – as he only wants gold.

The 22-year-old defeated Australian opponent Liam Wilson 5-0 in his quarter-final match on the Gold Coast.

Luke is now guaranteed a bronze medal, and will face Jonas Jonas of Namibia on Friday, with the winner to progress to the gold medal bout.

He said: “The crowd was pretty noisy out there but I just wanted to shut them up.

“He said he remembered sparring me years ago but he won’t forget this now. I thought I boxed really well and I even got to showboat a bit, to remind the judges how easy I was finding it.

“It’s a bronze medal but I’m not even bothered about bronze, I want the gold – nothing less.”

McCormack is fighting in the light welterweight division (64kg).

Meanwhile, Luke's twin brother Pat will also hope to guarantee a medal today.

He is up against Musa Bwogi of Uganda later this morning in the welterweight division (69kg).