Michael Carbajal Is Lone Winner as Cuban Boxers Score 9-1 Victory

Associated Press

Cuba's Leonardo Martinez was declared the winner over Teven George when Dr. Joe Perlman of Waco, Tex., stopped the bout after George was thumbed in the left eye in the second round, capping Cuba's 9-1 mastery over the United States Saturday.

The two boxers were tied on the judges' cards when Martinez thumbed George in the eye, closing it. The bout was stopped 36 seconds into the second round.

Martinez had dislocated his right shoulder halfway through the first round. George, a super-heavyweight from Marrero, La., appeared to be getting the upper hand in the bout when he was thumbed.

The only American to post a victory was Michael Carbajal of Phoenix in the 106-pound class. Carbajal, the runner-up in the Pan American Games, dominated all three rounds as he decisioned Juan Torres, 3-2.

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