FAIR OAK boxer Taylor Bevan is guaranteed to medal at the Commonwealth Games, after comfortably defeating Jamaica’s Jerone Ennis in the quarter-finals of the men’s light heavyweight competition.

The Welshman was taken all the way for the first time at the Games, but still claimed a dominant victory on the judges’ scorecards, with a unanimous decision.

Previously Bevan had defeated Onyx Lye of New Zealand via knockout in the round of 32, before recording another stoppage against Samoa’s Jancen Poutoa.

Bevan will now fight England’s Aaron Bowen in the semi-finals. The pair have previously fought before, with Bevan victorious back in January via split decision, winning gold in the process at the Tammer Tournament in Finland.

With both losing semi-finalists awarded bronze medals, Bevan is guaranteed to walk away with something from Birmingham.

The semi-final between Bowen and Bevan will take place on Saturday, August 6, with ring walk slated for 12:45pm.

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