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Roniel Iglesias gives the first title to Cuban boxing in Tokyo 2020



HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 3 (ACN) With a dissertation in the three distances, welterweight Roniel Iglesias beat Britain's Pat McCormack 5-0 this Tuesday and gave Cuba the first gold medal in boxing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Iglesias used well his best weapon, the left swing that repeatedly hit the anatomy of the fiery European fighter, and deserved votes of triple 30-27 and double 29-28.

Thus, the 32-year-old fighter from Pinar del Río won his second title in the Olympic Games, in addition to the one he won in London 2012.

On Tuesday, the flagship of Cuban sport won a silver medal in the fists of four-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Julio Cesar La Cruz (91 kgs), as well as a bronze medal in the hands of two-time world champion Andy Cruz (63 kgs).

The Cuban delegation is currently in 13th place in the medal count by country with four gold, three silver and four bronze medals.

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