Boxer Mohamed Hanurdeen Hamid fights on for S'pore despite having a golf ball for an eye

Determination at its finest.

Tan Xing Qi| June 11, 04:40 PM

In a Games that is high on gold medals and record-breaking feats, it is easy to get lost in all the glory and fanfare.

Many silver and bronze medal winners are often overlooked. Until now.

Boxer Mohamed Hanurdeen Hamid is not a household name but the 21-year-old gave a performance that even Joseph Schooling would be proud of.

Hanurdeen started the Flyweight (52kg) final against Filipino Ian Clark Bautista yesterday (June 10) looking like this.

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It was a present given by Myanmarese boxer Maung Nge in the semis just two days ago.

According to 938 Live, Hanurdeen decided to push on despite doctors advising his trainers to stop the fight if the injury worsened.

His reason? He did not want to disappoint the nation.

The 21-year-old (in red) was looking to help Singapore clinch a boxing gold - something that the Republic hasn't won since 1985.

With his left eye screaming: "Please punch here!",  the Singaporean boxer's left eye was naturally subjected to heavy blows.


He was clearly struggling from the start.

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Against all odds, he gave his all and finished the three rounds.

After the fight, he told reporters: "This is not an excuse but really, I couldn't see with one eye and I'm just using my right eye to box. It really did affect my performance."

Hanurdeen lost 2-1. Not bad for a boxer with only one functioning eye.

Just imagine if he was in tip-top condition that day.

And let's not forget what he was fighting for.

Watch the full fight here.


Top photo by Action Images via Reuters.

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