Michael Spinks of the United states Riskiev, the only Russian in the middleweight finals, after raking him with left jabs and a round-house right.
MS FINAL ROUND BETWEEN MICHAEL SPINKS OF USA AND RISKIEV OF USSR
GV SPINKS RESUMES ATTACK RUSSIAN COLLAPSES AND REFEREE STOPS FIGHT (2)
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT FINALS
MCU SORIA OF CUBA MOVES OUT FOR LAST ROUND AGAINST LEON SPINKS
GV FINAL ROUND SPINKS KNOCKS DOWN SORIA, REFEREE STOPS FIGHT (3)
SPORT - OLYMPICS BOXING
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Michael Spinks of the United states Riskiev, the only Russian in the middleweight finals, after raking him with left jabs and a round-house right. After Spinks had the Russian take a standing count at 1:20 of the third, Riskiev motioned to the referee that he had been hit with a low blow and could not continue. The fight was stopped at 1:54 in the third, but the Russian was not given a disqualification.
His brother, Corporal Leon Spinks of the United States Marines, sent Sixto Sorias of Cuba reeling and flat to the canvas on his face to end the light heavyweight finals.
in the most ferocious fight of the night, Leon Spinks knocked Soria dizzy with a walloping right to the temple, then belted him to the canvas as the referee started to count
SYNOPSIS: Riskiev immensely strong taken that good right hand in the second and still coming back. Spinks just beginning to show the first signs of tiredness and the referee giving Riskiev a standing count, absolutely permissable if he thinks he's taking too much punishment. So the Russian's slender hopes have now dwindled almost to nothing.
And he's hurt to the body, doubled over in pain, another standing count, probably trying to claim a low blow and he is trying to claim a low blow and being led to his corner presumably stopped.
Last round, light heavyweight final Sixto Soria of Cuba and Corporal Leon Spinks of the United States Marines. Again the Cuban corner told to stop shouting... and full marks to the Cuban Soria he's going to have a go, and if he catches Spinks in a tired situation, anything could happen. And he's caught him with a right, he came back and floored him face down. Everybody on their feet in this arena, he managed to get up that's amazing enough in itself, and its been, no it hasn't been stopped, I think the ref... yes, it has been stopped. He's sending the Cuban back to the corner Soria wanted to go on.