Comeback kid Sean Duffy maintains Northern Ireland’s 100 percent record

SEAN Duffy maintained Northern Ireland’s 100 percent start to the Commonwealth Games registering the teams fifth straight win since Michael Conlan opened the tournament with a win.

Light-welterweight Duffy secured an unanimous decision win against resilient Sri Lankan Dilshan Mohamed and progressed to the next round.

The victory was even more special for the 23 year old as just over 12 months ago he suffered a career threatening injury.

The 23-year-old said: “This time last year I was sitting in a hospital bed with my mouth wired, eating with a straw. A lot of people wrote me out of boxing and said I’d never come back. But it takes more than a broken jaw to keep me down.”

Duffy added: “My dad had a wee bit of a struggle getting tickets and getting over. But he was here tonight and that makes it that wee bit more special.”

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