Alexey Tishchenko of Russia became the fourth boxer to win golds in two weight divisions at Olympics when he edged past Frenchman Daouda Sow to claim men's light weight (60kg) title at the Beijing olympic boxing tournament on Sunday.
"During the entire fight I felt like I had the advantage. I had no doubts at all that I would win, even though the win was by two points only," the Russia said.
Tishchenko, who won men's feather title at the Athens 2004, met serious challenge from the Frenchman and led at 3-2 after the first bout.
It was very close in the second and third bouts which saw Sow pull within 10-8.
The Frenchman had once cut the cushion to just one point, but Tishchenko stayed cool to notch up one more point with only 12 seconds left for the match. The Russian won the match at 11-9.
"This is Boxing. There is one winner and one loser, we have to accept the result of the fight," the Frenchman said.
(Xinhua News Agency August 24, 2008)