Commonwealth Gold for Delicious Orie
Wolverhampton’s Delicious Orie claimed the Super Heavyweight Commonwealth gold medal beating India's Sagar Ahlawat on a unanimous points decision. The Twenty-five-year-old Russian born fighter moved over to England at the age of seven with his mom and dad and has only been boxing for five years. Orie’s dad moved to Moscow from Nigerian where he met Ories Mom before moving to Britain. Orie was also an accomplished basketball player before turning over to the Noble art of boxing.
Standing 6 foot 6 Delicious had to beat three opponents to win the gold beating Nigel Paul in
the quarter and Uila Mau’u in the semi finals before winning gold against Sagar Ahlawat in the finals. The final started at a frantic pace with Ahlawat getting the nod on all 5 judges cards, Delicious kept his composure and boxed extremely well using his jab and one, two winning the next two rounds with ease. Orie is now looking to emulate his boy hood hero Anthony Joshua and claim the gold for Britain in the Paris Olympics in 2024 and then turn over to the professional ranks.
This was an amazing achievement in his 24 amateur contests where he has won 29 of them.
I don’t think there was any doubt that Delicious Orie was going to win gold at the Commonwealth games, there was a bit of a scare when he lost the first round but he stayed composed and won the next two rounds to win gold. I had the privilege of interviewing when he was 21 after he claimed the English national title in Manchester. At that time, he was boxing out of the jewelry quarter gym Birmingham and was trained by Michael Maguire and talked about one day winning gold medal and being world champion. All I can say on the performance he put on in the Commonwealth games if he can do it again in the Olympics, I have a feeling that we are looking at the next AJ and future world champion.