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Boxing: Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko and Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana taking boxing gold medals

Updated: Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 14:52 | Comments

Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana celebrates victory over Tugstsogt Nyambayar
Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana celebrates victory over Tugstsogt Nyambayar

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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