Rio Olympics 2016: Shakhobidin Zoirov beats Mikhail Aloyan to win flyweight gold

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Uzbek Zoirov takes men's flyweight gold

Shakhobidin Zoirov won Olympic gold for Uzbekistan as he defeated Russia's Mikhail Aloyan to win the men's flyweight boxing competition in Rio.

The 23-year-old took gold with a unanimous points victory, with one judge giving him the win by 30-27 and the other two judges scoring it 29-28.

For Aloyan, a two-time world amateur champion, the silver was an upgrade on the bronze he won at London 2012.

Zoirov's gold medal was Uzbekistan's third of the Games.

And Fazliddin Gaibnazarov added a fourth shortly afterwards when he beat Azerbaijan's Lorenzo Sotomayor on a 2-1 split decision to win light-welterweight gold.

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Emotional Gaibazarov wins men's light-welterwight gold

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