Carrazana Strikes (Boxing) Gold at the London Games

London Olympics 2012

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.

Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana
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.

Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana
Carranza, who breezed through his draw, soaked up more pressure in the second round, evading much of what was thrown at him to keep his narrow lead going into the last round.

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.

Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana

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.

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