Daniyar Yeleussinov vs. Shakhram Giyasov – Olympic boxing results

Yeleussinov becomes Kazakhstan’s fourth successive Olympic Welterweight Champion and Venezuela’s Finol secures podium finish on Rio 2016 Day Twelve

Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan won the Rio 2016 Men’s Olympic Welterweight (69kg) gold on Wednesday afternoon after a high-tempo final against Uzbekistan’s Shakhram Giyasov in the Riocentro Pavilion 6 boxing arena. Yeleussinov becomes the fourth successive Olympic Welterweight gold medalist for his country.

A determined Giyasov stalked his opponent to all four corners of the ring in the opening rounds but struggled to get close enough to the elusive Yeluessinov to score, with the Kazakh’s counters proving more effective. After winning the first two rounds, the 2013 World Champion Yeleussinov extended his lead in the final three minutes, and the referee confirmed the new Olympic Welterweight Champion.

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