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Mongolian Enkhbat wins boxing bantamweight gold

2008-08-24 06:27:11 GMT2008-08-24 14:27:11 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

Badar-Uugan Enkhbat (blue) of Mongolia competes against Yankiel Leon Alarcon of Cuba during Men's Bantam (54kg) Final Bout of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games boxing event at Workers' Gymnasium in Beijing, China, Aug. 24, 2008. Badar-Uugan Enkhbat won the gold medal of the event. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

Badar-Uugan Enkhbat (blue) of Mongolia celebrates victory during Men's Bantam (54kg) Final Bout against Yankiel Leon Alarcon of Cuba at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games boxing event at Workers' Gymnasium in Beijing, China, Aug. 24, 2008. Badar-Uugan Enkhbat won the gold medal of the event. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Cuba's hopes of boxing gold medals were dented again as their boxer Yankiel Leon Alarcon was outclassed by Badar-Uugan Enkhbat from Mongolia in the men's bantam (54kg) final of the Beijing Games boxing event on Sunday.

Enkhbat, 23, was in a class of his own and withstood a comeback from the Cuban en route to the 16-5 victory, which brought the first gold medal of the event and the second overall for Mongolia.

The Mongolian made a solid start by leading 4-2 in the first round and stretched the lead to a comfortable 8-5 in the second.

Enkhbat, the reigning Asian champion, then reeled off the next eight points to close out the match at 16-5.

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