Peters says he's pretty - and pretty good

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Callum Peters is young, cocky and, in his own estimation, the most handsome of all the Australians in the Commonwealth Games boxing team.

And now the likeable teen fancies he's about to prove he's not just a pretty face.

In just his second senior international fight and having already guaranteed a bronze medal, the Adelaide prospect is in with a big shout of punching his way into the middleweight final in Birmingham against tough South African Simnikiwe Bongco.

Not that Peters is worried who he's facing.

"Yeah, bring 'em on - I'm here to test 'em out. Bring 'em on," he told AAP after his impressive maiden major championship stoppage of Guyana's Desmond Amsterdam.

"I'm not really fussed who I fight, don't really look at draws. Everyone has arms and legs, anyone can bleed, anyone can cry....

"To me the only thing that matters is how much hard work you put in the ring - and that's what you get out of it."

The 19-year-old, who's the youngest boxer in the team, will have his substantial fan club of eight brothers and sisters cheering for him back at North Central Boxing Club at Kapunda, near the Barossa Valley.

Named best fighter of the tournament at the 2019 Australian Youth Championships, he reckons his development was checked because of the lack of tournaments when COVID hit - but he looked slick and sharp in his opening fight in Birmingham.

"I'm young and I'm handsome. I'm the real deal! Anyone else who gets in the ring with me will be sorry and will go the same way.

"I love it. I love using my power and getting the job done.

"I came in here believing I could win, I can picture it in my mind. I know all the blood sweat and tears I've put into this sport is enough for me to get there to the gold.

Like his fellow quartet of semi-finalists, though, no Australian is going to get it easy at this stage on Saturday.

Another Adelaide fighter Eddie Coumi has a tough assignment against English home favourite Lewis Williams.

Three women are also after a gold-medal match.

Kaye Scott tackles world finalist Alcinda Panguane (light-middleweight) from Mozambique, Caitlin Parker meets Canadian world champion Tammara Thibeault (middleweight) and Tina Rahimi faces Kenyan's Elizabeth Oshoba (featherweight).

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