T&T’s boxer Nigel Paul, right, with his bronze medal and US$25,000 after he lost 4-1 to Mark Petrovskii, second from left, of Russia in their semi-final match. Petrovskiii won the title after defeating Armenia’s Davit Chaloyan, who had to settle for the silver medal and US$50,000 in the Men’s Super heavyweight (92+ Kg) at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Serbia on Friday. Petrovskii, the gold medalist earned US$100,000, while the other bronze medallist was Mahammad Abdullayev, third from right, of Azerbaijan. He also collected US$25,000.
Paul, 27, is the first boxer from the T&T to win a medal at the AIBA World Championships. It’s the only medal won by a boxer from the Caribbean at the tournament.