The finals of the European Amateur Boxing Championships were held in Halle, East Germany on Sunday (15 June).
GV: number 130, Alexander Tkatschenko in white shorts fighting with Leszek Blazynski number 83; Blazynski holds against the ropes and knocks Tkatschenko down and stands up for compulsory count in the European amateur Boxing Championship.
SV: bout in progress and Soviet stands another compulsory count and referee stops fight.
LV ZOOM INTO SV: referee raises Blazynski's hand as winner.
SV: scoreboard, third round of match between Bern Wittenburg of East Germany number 49 and Leonid Schaposchnikow of USSR number 137.
SV: fight in progress and Wittendburg is Knocked down, and stands up for compulsory count and fight carries on Schaposchnikow hits Wittenburg against the ropes and receives another count and fight continues for a moment then referee ends fight.
LV: referee declares Schaposchnikow winner.
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Background: The finals of the European Amateur Boxing Championships were held in Halle, East Germany on Sunday (15 June). Poland's Leszek Blazynski won the flyweight title by beating Alexander Tkatschenko of the U.S.S.R. But in the Middleweight class it was a Soviet, Leonid Schaposchnikow, who took the title from Bernd Wittenburg of East Germany.
SYNOPSIS: In the flyweight bout Blazynski, number 83, seemed to have the edge from the start. Early into the first round the Polish miner pinned Tkatschenko against the ropes, and knocked him down.
As the match continued, Blazynski poured on the pressure, forcing the Soviet fighter once again to the ground. But no sooner had the referee finished the compulsory count against Tkatschenko and he recovered to continued the fight. The bout went the full number of rounds and Blazynski was unanimously declared the winner.
In the Middleweight class, it was the Soviet Leonid Schaposchnikow, number 137, who dominated the match. By the third round, Wittenburg was just holding on. Schaposchnikow managed to knock Wittenburg down, but never got the knock-out he wanted. But still Schaposchnikow continued his attack, forcing Wittenburg was quiet dazed near the end, but he continued to stay on his feet.
Schaposchnikow, a soldier, won on points. The finals were attended by 5,000 East German fans.