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Date
11 Aug 2012
Tags
London 2012 , IOC News , Boxing , Cuba

Iglesias springs Light Welter surprise - London 2012 - Boxing

Cuba's Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo upset the form book to beat Ukraine's Denys Berinchyk, in the men's Light Welterweight final.

The judges awarded the bout to Iglesias by a score of 22-15, but it did not flatter the 23-year-old - who had lost to the same opponent in last year's World Championships.


Berinchyk went on to take silver in Baku and ended with the same medal here, as Iglesias - the bronze medallist at Beijing 2008 - made 11 scoring shots in a one-sided final round that saw the Ukrainian's defence penetrated.

Iglesias had done enough to edge the first two rounds by a point apiece but in the closing stages the reigning Pan-American champion kept connecting, mostly with a thunderous left-hand counter, to win in style.

For his part, Berinchyk did not seem too disappointed by defeat and celebrated silver with a mid-ring dance for his fans.

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