RIO DE JANEIRO (CBSNewYork/AP)– Cuban boxer Robeisy Ramirez used a strong third round to finish off top American prospect Shakur Stevenson and win Olympic boxing gold in the bantamweight final.
The fight was even on the scorecards through two rounds. Ramirez, now a two-time Olympic gold medalist, won 29-28 on two scorecards. The 19-year-old Stevenson, fighting out of Newark, New Jersey, won one card 29-28.READ MORE: New York AG: Trump Organization Misled Banks And Tax Officials
Ramirez celebrated gold with a backflip in the ring.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Released From Hospital After Being Shot In The Bronx
Stevenson, who had been cheered on by retired great Floyd Mayweather earlier in the tournament, pulled his vest over his face and walked off to a railing to compose himself. With a towel over his head, Stevenson sobbed and was consoled by his family. He lost an international bout for the first time in his career.MORE NEWS: New York Weather: CBS2’s 1/19 Wednesday Morning Forecast
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