Boxing

Corporal Megan Reid 'devastated with outcome' after Commonwealth Games loss

The Army boxing star lost to Team England's Gemma Richardson in the round of 16.

Army boxing star Corporal Megan Reid has been left 'devastated' by her round of 16 loss at the Commonwealth Games.

She spoke to Forces News immediately after the fight and reacted to the loss.

She's previously stated she was aiming for the gold medal but her loss to Team England's Gemma Richardson ends those hopes.

"[I'm] devastated with the outcome," said Cpl Reid.

"I can't complain. I thought the first round was closer than what was on the scorecards.

"Overall, I'm happy with my performance. It is what it is."

Richardson may well go on to take that gold medal and was full of praise for Cpl Reid.

She said: "It's such a bittersweet moment, honestly.

"I'm so happy I got the win but me and Meg know each other so well. We've sparred each other loads – we're friends.

"She's such a great boxer and she's had the experience. It's just a shame we didn't meet in the medal stages."

WATCH: Gemma Richardson gives Forces News her immediate reaction after beating Army boxer Corporal Megan Reid.