Boxing

Arthur Biyarslanov breaks long Canadian boxing drought

Canada's Arthur Biyarslanov won boxing gold on Friday at the Pan American Games.

Wins split decision over Cuba's Yasnier Toledo

Canada's Arthur Biyarslanov lands a punch on Cuba's Yasnier Toledo en route to winning the gold medal bout in the men's light welterweight class at the Pan Am Games on Friday. (Julio Cortez/Associated Press)

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.