Olympic boxing: Italy’s Mangiacapre, Mongolia’s Uranchimeg take bronzeAugust 10th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy’s Vincenzo Mangiacapre and Mongolia’s Munkh-Erdene Uranchimeg won bronze in the men’s Olympic 64kg boxing here Friday after losing their semi-finals.
Cuba’s Roniel Iglseias Sotolongo and Ukraine’s Denys Berinchyk will now face off for the gold medal in Saturday’s final.
Mangiacapre lost his semi-final 15-8 on points to Sotolongo, who outclassed him.
In the first round, both fighters were hitting each other with jabs, before the Cuban started to take control in the latter stages to win 3-2.
Sotolongo maintained his dominance in second and third rounds, winning 7-4 and 5-2, respectively.
Berinchyk, the losing finalist at last year’s World Championships, came back from behind to win an action-packed fight against Uranchimeg 29-21.
In a bout that saw both fighters show plenty of aggression, Uranchimeg won the first round 6-4, before Berinchyk pushed him hard in a second round that was scored 9-8 in the Mongolian’s favour.
Berinchyk then turned up the heat in a punishing third round that he won 17-6, knocking Uranchimeg down twice.
Men’s boxing at the Olympics uses three three-minute rounds, unlike the four two-minute rounds in women’s fights.
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