Result: Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk battles to Olympic glory

Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk defeats Italy's Clemente Russo to scoop gold in the Olympic heavyweight boxing competition.

Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk has become Olympic heavyweight champion with a battling victory over Italy's Clemente Russo.

Usyk came forward in the first round but was beaten to the punch by Russo, who waited on the back foot before picking his shots.

It was a much better second round from the Ukrainian, who battled back from 3-1 down to level the scores after two rounds.

The final three minutes were nip and tuck as the two fighters exchanged a number of blows.

Both men looked tired as the seconds ticked away, but it was Usyk who produced a strong finish.

In the end, the judges sided with the Ukrainian, awarding him a 14-11 decision.

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