Peter McGrail and Pat McCormack took Team England’s fourth and fifth boxing gold medals on Day 10.
McGrail won via a convincing 4:1 split decision victory in the men’s 56kg final, against Northern Irishmen Kurt Walker.
McGrail’s lightning quick footwork and dazzling speed proved too much to handle for Walker, who succumbed to several heavy blows to the head in the opening two rounds.
Despite a fairly significant height disadvantage, the southpaw fighter looked comfortable in the ring, dodging several overhand punches and countering with quick left-handed jabs to tally up the points that carried him past Walker.
With another title to his name, McGrail has his sights firmly set on winning further silverware in the years to come
“It felt like it wasn’t the most exciting fight. I had to box clever or he would have picked me off. I had to counter his counters so it wasn’t the most amazing of fights. When they said split, I thought to myself ‘am I getting robbed here’. A win is a win to me and I’m over the moon.
“I’m learning loads coming away to these international tournaments, you get so much experience. You're fighting away from home, the whole crowd against you. Seeing the world, coming to Australia, getting a gold medal tipped it off," said McGrail.
“I knew I was the best here anyways. I was in good condition and I put the work in. No matter who I was thrown against, nobody would beat me. You’ve just got to believe in yourself and put the work in at the gym.
“(I’ve) beaten the European’s, the World’s and now the Commonwealths. I’ve won a medal at every one. If i keep improving, putting the effort in and training then I don’t see why I shouldn’t get an Olympic gold."
McCormack dominated throughout with his Northern Irish opponent Aidan Walsh struggling to land any punches, with the English boxer always the clear winner.
It was a unanimous decision from the judges in what is McCormack’s second Commonwealth Games, with Walsh providing too little too late in the third round.
Following Galal Yafai’s gold medal in the men’s 46-49kg final, McGrail and McCormack have added even more victories for Team England’s male boxers and another individual title for McGrail after his triumph in the European Championships last year.