Savón Claims Boxing Bronze at the 2016 Rio Games


2016 Rio GamesErislandy Savón has earned his first-ever Olympic medal…

The 26-year-old Cuban amateur boxer fell to Vassiliy Levit of Kazakhstan in the semifinals of the 91 kg Boxing category at the 2016 Rio Games, so he’ll have to settle for a bronze medal.

Erislandy Savón

It’s the third medal for Cuba at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Savón, who won the silver at the AIBA World Boxing Championships last year, lost in a unanimous decision to Levit, who lost the first round, but regained ground in the second and ended up convincing the judges to take home the victory by unanimous decision.

The final points totals stood at 29-28 , 30-27 and 29-28.

The loss left Savón with a bronze, which he’ll be awarded at the conclusion of the 91 kg competition, after the final between Russia’s Evgeny Tishchenko and world champion Levit on Monday.