The Soviet Union took revenge for their defeat in St. Louis, USA last year, by?
The Soviet Union took revenge for their defeat in St. Louis, USA last year, by beating the U.S. team 9-2 in the eighth boxing series between the two countries, at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium on Saturday (24 January).
The Soviet boxers dominated this series. Two of the fights ended within two rounds.
Victor Savchenko pummelled Keith Broom to the canvas in the first round of their fight in the 60 kg division, and the referee stopped the Tom Jonson-Anatoli Klimanov fight at the end of the second round after the Soviet boxer inflicted terrible punishment on the American in their fight in the 81 kg division.
Judges for the fights included William McNamara, of the USA National Confederation of Amateur Boxing, Roland Swarts, president of the American Federation of Amateur boxing and Boris Lagutin, vice-president of the USSR Boxing Federation and twice Olympic champion.
The Soviets have lost the series only once -- in St. Louis last year -- since the contests began in 1969. The 1972 series in Zhdanov, USSR, was drawn 3-3.