London 2012

Lomachenko eases to gold

Boxer takes his second Olympic title with 19-9 win

Last Updated: 12/08/12 3:18pm

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Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko won his second Olympic title after completely outclassing Soonchul Han in the men's lightweight final at the ExCel.

The champion from the now-defunct featherweight division, regarded by some as the world's best amateur, romped to a 19-9 victory over his South Korean opponent.

The bout was all but over after world champion Lomachenko won the first round 7-2 and although Han did well to lose the second only 4-3, normal service resumed in the final round, which he lost 8-4.

Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana was earlier crowned flyweight champion after beating Tugstsogt Nyambayar.

Carrazana, 18, won the first final on the last day of London 2012 by a score of 17-14 over his older Mongolian opponent in what was an exciting contest.

Nyambayar, 20, enjoyed the lion's share of support but Carrazana edged the opening round 6-5 and after a level second, was awarded the third 7-5.

Russia's Egor Mekhontcev took light-heavyweight gold after the tightest contest possible against Kazakhstan's Adilbek Niyazymbetov.

The bout was scored 15-15 and the fighters could not even be separated by countback, with Mekhontcev winning courtesy of the judges' individual preference.

Niyazymbetov edged the first round 4-3, with Mekhontcev taking the next 5-4 to draw level.

And it was 7-7 in the final round, prompting what was a dramatic conclusion.

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