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.