Ramirez Wins Second Straight Boxing Gold at the 2016 Rio Games

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21 Aug 2016 | Olimpíadas

2016 Rio Games

He may have switched divisions, but Robeisy Ramirez is still an Olympic champion…

The 22-year-old Cuban amateur boxer out-pointed Team USA’s Shakur Stevenson at the 2016 Rio Games to decide the first Olympic gold medal fight between the two boxing powerhouses in 20 years.

Robeisy Ramirez

The two nations are the most successful in Olympic boxing history yet had oddly avoided each other with the top prize on the line until Ramirez beat Stevenson via split decision to settle the bantamweight gold.

Ramirez, one of the most technically proficient punchers at the 2016 Summer Olympics, has become just the third boxer in history to win two Olympic golds in separate weight divisions.

He was the reigning flyweight champion after success at the 2012 London Games.


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  1. […] Fighting half an hour after compatriot Robeisy Ramirez had won bantamweight gold, Lopez ensured Cuba won two of the day’s three finals by taking the opening rounds before easing off slightly in the third. […]