Gold Coast plumber Harry Garside has danced the quarter-finals of the men’s lightweight division in Tokyo with a unanimous decision win against Namibian Jonas Jonas.
The 24-year-old, who incorporates ballet into his training, won all three rounds in a dominant performance in the 57-63kg class.
Garside opened up forcefully and landed a big right hand on the head that upset Jonas, the No. 2 seed, and impressed all five judges.
Two judges gave Jonas the second round as the African champion, who had a bye in the first round, began to find his reach.
But the swift-footed Australian finished strong and the judges gave him the rounds again.
Three judges scored it a 30-27 win, while the other two had the fight 29-28.
He will face Kazakhstan’s Zakir Safiullin on Tuesday, with a win that guarantees him an Olympic medal, with both boxers losing the semifinals and winning bronze.
Garside is the last Australian boxer left in the Games competition.