Team SA had achieved only a single boxing medal at the previous three Commonwealth showpieces, with Tulz Mbenge taking a welterweight bronze at Glasgow 2014.
At the previous three Games, from 1998 to 2006, they had managed a haul of six gongs.
At Melbourne 2006 welterweight Bongani Mwelase won SA’s only boxing gold since readmission. Jackson Chauke took flyweight silver that year.
Twenty years ago Kwanele Zulu won welterweight silver at Manchester 2002.
The rest of the medals were bronze.
Open boxing, as the amateur game is called now, has been in a state of disarray in SA, with no fighters getting to the past two Olympics. In 2016 that was the fault of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee's harsh selection criteria.
But for Tokyo 2020 the SA National Boxing Organisation (Sanabo) was to blame after failing to get a team to the African Olympic qualifying tournament.