Scottish boxer Joe Ham aims to "stand out from the crowd" at Commonwealth Games

Joe Ham of Scotlandlands a punch on Sean McGoldrick of Wales in their 56kg bout during the Great Britain Amateur Boxing Championship Finals at York Hall on November 12, 2011
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Scottish boxer Joe Ham insists that he wants to become a household name in his home city of Glasgow by winning gold at the Commonwealth Games.

Scottish boxer Joe Ham has admitted that he is solely focused on picking up a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in his home city of Glasgow this month.

The 23-year-old will head into the ring on July 25 having won the Scottish Championship earlier this year following victory over Brandon Singh.

"What I'm most looking forward to is building a platform for myself," Ham told BBC Scotland. "I want to stand out from the crowd so everyone remembers me.

"I'm looking forward to getting into the ring, getting my first fight out of the way and just going for six fights in eight days. Getting a gold medal, that's the only thing I'm thinking about."

Meanwhile, organisers have confirmed that Rod Stewart, Susan Boyle and Amy MacDonald will perform in the opening ceremony at Celtic Park next Wednesday.

A general view of the inside of Celtic Park prior to the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Dundee on September 22, 2012
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