Brazil’s Abner Teixeira Wins Bronze in Men’s Heavyweight Boxing at Tokyo Games

2020 Tokyo Games

Abner Teixeira is bringing a bronze medal home to Brazil…

The 24-year-old Brazilian boxer has claimed the bronze medal in the men’s heavyweight boxing competition.

Abner Teixeira

Teixeira lost in the semifinals to Cuba’s Julio César La Cruz by a three-round decision, with a score of 4-1, to settle for the bronze.

Teixeira—one of three Brazilian boxers to medal so far—won 30-27 on one card, overruled by more sensible scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 in favor of La Cruz who is one of five Cubans to medal and one of three to compete for Gold.

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