Iglesias gets gold for Cuba at light welterweight
Light welterweight Roniel Iglesias of Cuba won the gold medal in
the Olympic boxing tournament Saturday night, outboxing tough
Ukrainian challenger Denys Berinchyk for a 22-15 victory.
Iglesias is Cuba’s first boxing gold medalist in London after
the traditional amateur power failed to win a gold in Beijing.
Iglesias was a silver medalist in 2008, but returned with a stellar
run through the 2012 tournament.
Cuba’s 33 boxing gold medals are second in Olympic history to
the U.S. team’s 48.
Berinchyk fell just short of winning the third boxing gold medal
in Ukraine’s Olympic history, although his team will lead the
London Olympics with five medals.