Lightweight silver for Fitzpatrick

Lightweight silver for Fitzpatrick

Northern Ireland's gold rush in the Commonwealth Games boxing ring ended when Joe Fitzpatrick had to settle for silver after losing to Scotland's Charlie Flynn in the Men's lightweight division.

Fitzpatrick had to contend with Flynn's quicker speed around the ring at the partisan Glasgow crowd who were urging their man on.The west Belfast man, who fights out of the Immaculata club on Albert Street, never really got a chance to unload his fierce left hand and, by the end of round two, was behind on the judges' score cards.Only a knockout would give Fitzpatrick a slim hope of landing the gold.Flynn didn't disappoint his fans, staying clear of the danger and leaving the south paw Fitzpatrick to chase the fight.But silver was a great return for Fitzpatrick in his first major games and gives Northern Ireland an afternoon to remember in Glasgow with two silver and two gold medals to add to the five bronze medals from Friday.MEDAL/WEATHER ALERT: it's raining medals for #TEAMNI; @fitzpatrickjoe locks in the 12th medal w/ a SILVER at his first Commonwealth Games!— Northern Ireland CWG (@GoTeamNI) August 2, 2014


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