Batyrgaziev wins gold in males’s featherweight

Boxing

Albert Batyrgaziev of the Russian crew has gained the gold medal in males’s featherweight boxing, beating American Duke Ragan in a gathering of two skilled fighters chasing Olympic glory.

Batyrgaziev gained the bout 3 to 2, cruising to victory after successful the primary two rounds on three of the 5 judges’ playing cards. He bought off to a powerful, energetic begin towards Ragan, who wanted time to search out his groove earlier than successful the third spherical on 4 of 5 playing cards.

Batyrgaziev and Ragan each turned professional final yr in the course of the Olympic delay brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Batyrgaziev recorded the most effective match run of his Olympic and beginner careers in Tokyo, whereas Ragan surged from an unseeded place to fall simply in need of the American crew’s first males’s gold medal since 2004.

Lazaro Alvarez of Cuba and Samuel Takyi of Ghana gained bronze medals. Takyi’s medal is the fifth gained by Ghana in all sports activities in its Olympic historical past, and its first since 1992.

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