07/24/2015 09:12 EDT | Updated 07/24/2016 05:59 EDT

Arthur Biyarslanov breaks long Canadian boxing drought

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.