The big Cuban managed a gut wrench at the end of the first round to take two points, before going on the defensive in the second round with Nabi unable to lift him off the ground. The defensive point went to the Cuban and with it the gold medal.
Riza Kayaalp of Turkey did enough to edge out Guram Pherselidze of Georgia to take the first bronze medal 3-0.
In the second bronze medal match Belarus's Ioseb Chugoshvili battled hard against Johan Euren of Sweden but lost the first round before taking the second. It was all settled on the third round, with Euren getting the deciding defensive point to take bronze.