Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: July 30, 2012
Date Finished: August 12, 2012
Format: Single elimination tournament.
|Bronze:|| Misha Aloyan
With the two men kept apart in separate halves of the draw, the Olympic final was fully expected to be a repeat of the 2011 World Championships in Baku where Russia’s [Misha Aloyan] had narrowly outpointed [Andrew Selby] of Great Britain.
Something that could not have been predicted was the sudden emergence of Cuban [Robeisy Ramírez] as a major force in the division. Certainly the 18-year-old Ramírez had been a major star as a junior and was already the Pan-American Games champion but he had been easily dealt with by Aloyan at the quarter-final stage at the last world championships. In London he performed like a seasoned veteran and moved imperiously through the rounds whilst dispatching Selby at the quarter-final stage. Aloyan was the victim of an upset in the semi-final so Ramírez instead faced [Nyambayaryn Tögstsogt] of Mongolia to decide the gold medal.
The final began with both men fighting cautiously and it was only in the final round that the Cuban teenager established a decisive lead.
The Cuban fighter became the first boxer to win titles at both the Youth Olympics and at the senior event, having won the bantamweight division (≤54 kg) at the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympics.
|5T||Jeyvier Cintron||17||Puerto Rico||PUR|
|5T||Andrew Selby||23||Great Britain||GBR|
|9T||Rau'Shee Warren||25||United States||USA|
|17T||Pak Jong-Chol||24||North Korea||PRK|