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U.S., Soviet Boxers to Fight in Tampa, Richmond

May 10, 1987|Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. — The USA Amateur Boxing Federation has announced that Tampa and Richmond, Va., will be host cities for the 1987 Heavyweight Invitational Series, featuring athletes from the United States and Soviet Union.

Established in 1975 and considered a showcase for Olympic hopefuls, the Heavyweight Invitational includes competition in three heavier weight categories--light heavyweight (178 pounds), heavyweights (201 pounds) and super heavyweight (over 201 pounds).

The boxers will fight in Richmond June 6 and then move to Tampa June 12. Members of the teams will be named later this month.

A different U.S. squad will compete in each city.

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