Cuban teen Ramirez wins flyweight boxing gold
Cuban teenager Robeisy Ramirez, 18, won the men's Olympic flyweight (52kg) boxing gold on Sunday with a 17-14 win over Mongolia's Tugstsogt Nyambayar.india Updated: Aug 12, 2012 20:22 IST
Cuban teenager Robeisy Ramirez, 18, won the men's Olympic flyweight (52kg) boxing gold on Sunday with a 17-14 win over Mongolia's Tugstsogt Nyambayar.
Having lost in the semi-finals, Russia's Misha Aloian and Ireland's Michael Conlan both won bronze medals.
The 18-year-old Ramierz got off to a flying start and attacked Nyambayar, 20, from the first bell taking the first round 6-5, but the Mongolian stood his ground in the second which finished 4-all.
Both fighters raised their game in the third with Nyambayar, who beat world champion Aloian in the semi-final, landing some solid shots to the face, but Ramirez came out on top to take the third round 7-5 and secure gold.
His delight was obvious when the result was announced and he danced his way around the ring.