Rio Olympics 2016: Robeisy Ramirez beats Shakur Stevenson to win bantamweight gold

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Cuba's Ramirez wins bantamweight gold
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Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez won his second Olympic gold medal as he beat American Shakur Stevenson to win the men's bantamweight title at the Rio Olympics.

Ramirez, 22, a flyweight gold medallist in 2012, won on a split decision in a thrilling final to deny Stevenson, 19.

The United States have not won an Olympic boxing gold medal since 2004.

The men's bantamweight gold, which was won by Great Britain's Luke Campbell in London 2012, has now been won six times in 11 Olympics by Cuban boxers.

Stevenson won the Youth Olympics gold in 2014 but could not repeat that success in the men's competition in 2016.

Andre Ward, the current WBA super-middleweight champion in the professional ranks, remains the last American to win Olympic gold after his success in the light-heavyweight competition in Athens 12 years ago.

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