Olympics 2012 boxing: Carrazana wins flyweight gold for Cuba

Last Updated: Aug 12, 2012, 20:26 PM IST

London: Cuba`s Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana won gold in the Olympic men`s flyweight (52kg) boxing category here at the ExCel Arena Sunday, beating Mongolian fighter Tugtsogt Nyambayar 17-14 in the final.

Ramirez Carrazana, 18, went into the final round 9-10 down but stamped his authority on the fight with some accurate jabs as Nyambayar began to tire and resorted to persistent holding in a round he lost 5-7.

Bronze medals went to Ireland`s Michael Conlan and Russia`s Misha Aloian after they lost their respective flyweight semi-finals Friday.

Aloain battled Nyambayar all the way in their fight, which ended 15-11 in the Mongolian`s favour after he won all three rounds by narrow margins, 6-4, 5-4, 4-3.

The margin of victory was more clear cut for Ramirez Carrazana, who beat Conlan 20-10, outboxing him 6-3 and 4-3 in the first two rounds before knocking the Belfast man down in the final round, which the Cuban won 10-4.

IANS