Dalton devastated by Commonwealth defeat but promises to bounce back

RUAIRI ‘Rook’ Dalton was left devastated by his Commonwealth Games exit today, but admits he exited the tournament at the hands of the better fight.

The Holy Trinity fighter saw his hopes of a  medal dashed when he lost his flyweight quarter-final on points to Australian Andrew Moloney.

Dalton lost all three rounds on a unanimous verdict in the 52kg class and became the second from Team Northern Ireland to be eliminated from the competition following Steven Ward out the exit door.

Speaking after his reverse Dalton said.

“He started quicker and he was the better man – he is a strong boy, I gave it all I had and that’s all I can do.”

“I won two fights and this is only the start of my career – there are bigger and better things to come,” he added.

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