Northern Ireland has nine boxers in medal contention

7:43 pm on 2 August 2014

Northern Ireland are guaranteed nine medals in the ring at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games after five more boxers reached the semi-finals.

Seven England boxers have secured at least a bronze medal, while Wales and Scotland are each assured of five and four respectively.

The Northern Irish tally is made all the more remarkable by the fact they have so far won only two medals in other sports - silver in the men's bowls triples and a bronze for judoka Lisa Kearney.

Northern Ireland, who went to Glasgow with an 11-strong boxing team, won five medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, including three golds.

The two New Zealand boxers in the semi-finals, David Light and David Nyika, both won and they're guaranteed medals now too.