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Mongolia secure first boxing gold

Badar-Uugan Enkhbat
Enkhbat's victory is only Mongolia's second gold in Olympic history

Badar-Uugan Enkhbat won a first Olympic boxing gold for Mongolia with a comfortable victory over Cuba's Yankiel Leon in the bantamweight final.

Enkhbat, the Asian champion and world championship runner-up, comprehensively beat his opponent 16-5.

He surged into an early 4-1 lead after the first round and then extended it as Alarcon became the third Cuban to lose a gold-medal bout in Beijing.

Bruno Julie of Mauritius and Moldova's Veaceslav Gojan won the bronze medals.




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