Following his stellar performance at the 2012 Olympic Games, Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana could be considered a teenage (boxing) dream and the sport’s bright future…
The 18-year-old Cuban fighter beat Tugstsogt Nyambayar of Mongolia on Sunday to win flyweight gold at the London Games.
After Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo won Cuba’s first Olympics boxing gold in eight years on Saturday, Carrazana’s winning performance gave the country its 34thgold.
Throughout the bout, Carrazana showed a striking display of skill. He sized up his opponent in the opening exchanges before taking a tight first round that proved to be a battle of the left hooks.
The fight opened up a little more in the last round as Carrazana began flinging and landing left upper cuts, but Nyambayar—who upset world champion Misha Aloian of Russia on his way to the final—could not get through the quick Cuban’s defense.
Carrazana fell to his knees when the final score of 17-14 was called before dancing around the ring, showboating a little by doing a few push-ups and taking a lap of honor with the Cuban flag.