Cuba’s Lopez wins mild heavyweight gold medal

Boxing

Arlen Lopez received his second Olympic boxing gold medal for Cuba, beating Britain’s Benjamin Whittaker within the mild heavyweight remaining on the Kokugikan Area.

Lopez outclassed the defense-minded Whittaker to win the combat on 4 of the 5 judges’ scorecards. Cuba had by no means received gold at mild heavyweight in its embellished Olympic boxing historical past till Julio Cesar La Cruz claimed the title in Rio de Janeiro.

Lopez is the second Cuban boxer in two days to win a second gold medal in a distinct weight class by beating a British fighter after Roniel Iglesias achieved the identical feat Tuesday. Lopez received the middleweight division in Rio.

Russian athlete Imam Khataev and Cuban-born Loren Alfonso of Azerbaijan received mild heavyweight bronze medals.

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