Tokyo Olympics: Ben Whittaker and Pat McCormack wins secure boxing medals

Last update on. From the section OlympicsTokyo Olympic Games on BBC Dates: 23 Jul-8 Aug Time in Tokyo: BST+8. Listen live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button; Listen live on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Extra, and Sounds; Live text and video clips available on BBC Sport app and website.After beating their quarter-final bouts on Friday, Pat McCormack and Ben Whittaker of Great Britain were both awarded Olympic medals.Whittaker won a split decision of 3-2 against Keno Machado from Brazil to reach the last four light-heavyweights.McCormack beat Bobo Baturov from Uzbekistan via a split decision of 4-1 to reach the semi-final for welterweight, where he will face Aidan Walsh from Ireland.This means that both Brits will leave Tokyo with at most a bronze medalBritain could win more boxing medals, with Caroline Dubois just one win away from winning one after her split-decision win over Rashida Ellis of the USA to reach women's lightweight quarterfinals.Whittaker from West Bromwich will fight for a spot in the gold-medal round on Sunday.Whittaker stated that it was hard, and you don't want to look too far ahead. However, I couldn't help but admit it," Whittaker said to BBC Sport."The people on my side are big swingers – I'm a confident and arrogant lad, but I won’t lie - my belly was doing flips when I came out, but it vanished as soon as I rang the bell."It doesn’t matter if the vote was split or unanimated - a win’s a win."Whittaker is now determined to return home with an Olympic title. He said: "I want the gold medal, become mayor of Wolverhampton, and take all the shots."