Arthur Biyarslanov breaks long Canadian boxing drought
Wins split decision over Cuba's Yasnier Toledo
Canada's Arthur Biyarslanov won boxing gold on Friday at the Pan American Games.
Biyarslanov, from Toronto, won the men's light welterweight final with a split decision over Cuba's Yasnier Toledo. Ringside judges scored the bout 28-29, 29-28, 29-28 in Biyarslanov's favour.
BREAKING: Canadian Arthur Biyarslanov wins gold in the light welterweight boxing division <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CBCPanAm?src=hash">#CBCPanAm</a> <a href="http://t.co/rFeSFOB8C9">http://t.co/rFeSFOB8C9</a>—@cbcsports
There you have it...Canada's 1st Pan Am men boxing gold in 40 years! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CBCPanAm?src=hash">#CBCPanAm</a>—@ChrisIorfidaCBC
Just about never seen in men's boxing...Canadian flag higher than Cuba <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PanAmGames?src=hash">#PanAmGames</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CBCPANAM?src=hash">#CBCPANAM</a> <a href="http://t.co/2nb2EfMI4k">pic.twitter.com/2nb2EfMI4k</a>—@ChrisIorfidaCBC