Tyler makes Commonwealth semi-final

Tyler is into the semi-finals in Barbados
Tyler is into the semi-finals in Barbados

Whithorn Braveheart boxer Tyler Jolly has secured a place in the Commonwealth Youth Games semi-finals on Saturday.

Boxing for Scotland in The Bahamas, he out-boxed a tough Canadian opponent and now faces a boxer representing

Grenada.

Speaking after a fierce bout, he said: “That was good, it was my first fight since May in the British so it was good to get the rust off. It’s a good feeling knowing that I have reached the semi-final but obviously I have tunnel vision on the gold.”

Earlier in the competition, Tyler got a bye to the quarterfinals.

Whithorn Bravehearts’ coach Tom Jolly, in The Bahamas to support Tyler said the thought of Tyler in the semis was “too exciting!”

Good luck to Tyler.