The USSR final boxing championships was held in Moscow. The Leningrad athlete, Gennady Shatkov, the?
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Background: The USSR final boxing championships was held in Moscow. The Leningrad athlete, Gennady Shatkov, the Olympic Champion, and the Moscow boxer, Yevgeny Feofanov, meet in the second middle weight final bout. From the very start, Shatkov (who is on the right now), begins to attack Feofanov. A quick series of punches and some brilliant escapes, give the Leningrader an advantage. Shatkov is excellent in technique and tactics... he just wouldn't let Feofanov to gain the initiative. The Muscovite's punches hardly reach their goal... The last seconds ... Both athletes seem very tired. The bout is over ... and Shatkov retained his advantage he secured in the first rounds ... and he is the national champion.
In the heavy weight the title is contested by two Muscovites ... Andrei Abramov (on the right) and Leonid Senyakin. Abramov weighs 102.5 kilograms -- 16 kilograms heavier than his rival.
Abramov's punches are considerably more powerful ... Here is the first result - a technical knock-down. The bout continues Senyakin is again knocked down ... the last round. Abranov has an obvious advantage. The judge stops the bout. Andrei Abramov because the USSR champion for the second time. The final boxing championship lasts two days.