Niue's Duken Holo Tutakitoa-Williams has secured his country's first medal at the Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images

Niue have been guaranteed a first medal in their history at the Commonwealth Games with Duken Holo Tutakitoa-Williams progressing to the semi-finals today in boxing at the NEC Arena here at Birmingham 2022.

In an all-Pacific bout against Cook Islands' Michael David Susuga Schuster, history was bound to be made regardless.

Neither nation had won a Games medal in boxing, but Cook Islands had taken a bronze in lawn bowls to break their medal duck at Gold Coast 2018.

Tutakitoa-Williams forced a referee's stoppage as the official deemed Schuster to be defenceless. 

Zambia are also set to win their first medals at the Games since Glasgow 2014 after Patrick Chinyemba's knockout win.

Chinyemba had his arm raised early after knocking out Australian Alex Winwood in the opening bout of the day.

Patrick Chinyemba is one of two Zambians in the semi-finals ©Getty Images
Patrick Chinyemba is one of two Zambians in the semi-finals ©Getty Images

Later in the session, Stephen Zimba won unanimously against Owen Isaac Kibira of Uganda in the men's under-67kg.

At Glasgow 2014, Zambia claimed two bronze medals, with Boas Munyonga in judo and one for Benny Muziyo in boxing.

A victory over Amit of India in the men's under-51 kilogram semi-final would ensure the nation's best result at the Games since Manchester 2002.

Amit ended the hopes of Lennon Mulligan from Scotland with a unanimous victory.

His compatriot Jaismine Jaismine won by a 4-1 split decision over Troy Garton of New Zealand in the women's under-60kg, while Sagar Sagar defeated Keddy Evans Agnes of Seychelles in the men's over-92kg quarter-finals.

In the evening session, Rohit Tokas won unanimously against Xavier Mata'afa-Ikinofo of Niue in the men's under-67kg.

Tokas is to face Zimba in the next round too.

Despite Mulligan's defeat, Scotland secured two more medal berths to make it a total of five semi-finalists.

Today, Matthew McHale defeated Muhammad Imdad Ahmad Shaharom of Malaysia by referee's stoppage in the men's under-54kg, while Tyler Jolly was the unanimous victor over Papua New Guinea's Neville Warupi in the men's under-67kg.

But it was a day to remember for Northern Ireland who secured four more spots in the semi-finals, for a total of seven.

Amy Broadhurst is one of seven Northern Irish boxers in the semi-finals ©Getty Images
Amy Broadhurst is one of seven Northern Irish boxers in the semi-finals ©Getty Images

World champion Amy Broadhurst was the last of these to be confirmed, winning by referee's stoppage in the women's under-60kg against Zambian Felistus Nkandu.

In the earlier session, her team-mate Michaela Walsh won unanimously in the women's under-57kg against Keamogetse Sadie Kenosi of Botswana.

Dylan James Eagleson unanimously defeated Mozambique's Armando Rugoberto Sigauque in the men's under-54kg, while Aidan Walsh won by a tight 3-2 split decision against Harris Akbar from England in the men's under-71kg.

Only Clepson Antonio dos Santos Paiva suffered defeat for Northern Ireland today by referee's stoppage against Jake Dodd of Wales in the men's under-51kg.

It was a mixed day of results for England with a defeat also for Sameenah Toussaint against Australian Tina Rahimi in the women's under-57kg.

There were wins for the hosts though, with Gemma Paige Richardson beating Jade Burden of Isle of Man in the women's under-60kg and Lewis Williams beating Papua New Guinea boxer Arthur Lavalou by referee's stoppage in the under-92kg.

Kieran MacDonald won unanimously against Botswanan Otukile Rajab Mahommed too in the men's under-51kg.

In the late match, Delicious Orie defeated Nigel Paul of Trinidad and Tobago, the world bronze medallist, by unanimous decision in the men's over-92kg.

It means the poster boy for boxing at the Games remains in with a chance of winning the gold.

Wales recorded four wins today, with twins Ioan and Garan Croft winning convincingly.

Ioan defeated Luwis Zakeyu Mbewe of Malawi in the men's under-67kg by referee's stoppage, while Garan won unanimously against Merven Clair of Mauritius in the men's under-71kg.

Dodd's win in the late session was bolstered by his compatriot Owain Harris-Allan winning unanimously against Jamie Chang of Papua New Guinea at the under-54kg weight.