Daniel Lewis wins battle but might lose the war

Australia's Daniel Lewis has moved into the boxing quarter finals of the welterweight division but will have to deal with a cut as he lines up to take his place in the quarter finals.

Lewis was up against rangy Nigerion Kehinde Ademuyiwa, who tried to fight behind his jab but just couldn't keep Lewis from burrowing forward. When he did, the Australian had by far the better power and landed some quality blows to the body and head to take the opening round. 

But there was drama for Lewis late in the second round as a cut opened up above his right eye. The ringside doctor gave him the go-ahead to carry on before he safely closed out another winning round.

Ademuyiwa fought back strongly in the third round as Lewis became frustrated with his opponent rushing forward with his head, for which he was warned numerous times by the referee.

But the early good work was enough for the Australian who won a unanimous decision.

Lewis wasn't able to talk to the media after the fight as he went straight to the medical rooms to get his cut glued shut.

But Australian boxing officials were dismayed with the wound and it does not bode well for his chances in the next round. 

picture: Gary Warrick

picture: Gary Warrick


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