Boxing: Lomachenko and Carrazana take gold

Updated: Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 14:02

Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko won his second Olympic title today after completely outclassing Soonchul Han in the men's lightweight final at the ExCel.

The champion from the now-defunct featherweight division, regarded by some as the world's best amateur, romped to a 19-9 victory over his South Korean opponent.

The bout was all but over after world champion Lomachenko won the first round 7-2 and although Han did well to lose the second only 4-3, normal service resumed in the final round, which he lost 8-4.

Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana, who defeated Ireland's Michael Conlan in the semi-finals, was earlier crowned flyweight champion after beating Tugstsogt Nyambayar.

Carrazana, 18, won this afternoon's first final on the last day of London 2012 by a score of 17-14 over his older Mongolian opponent in what was an exciting contest.

Nyambayar, 20, enjoyed the lion's share of support but Carrazana edged the opening round 6-5 and after a level second, was awarded the third 7-5.

Elsewhere, Kazakhstan's Serik Sapiyev claimed the welterweight crown with a surprisingly easy 17-9 win over home favourite Fred Evans.

European champion Evans disposed of world champion and world number one Taras Shelestyuk in the semi-final but failed to show up against the man who finished runner-up at the World Championship.

Sapiyev completely dominated from start to finish against a passive Evans, who lost every round.

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