The United States lost two controversial decisions last night in Seattle, overshadowing a dominating performance by 112-pounder Tim Austin in the boxing semifinals of the Goodwill Games.
"Bank robbery," Tony Gonzales said after dropping a 3-2 decision to Serafim Todorov of Bulgaria at 119 pounds.
"I thought I won every round," said teammate Rudolph Bradley, who lost, 4-1, to Soviet Dzhambulat Mutayev at 112 pounds.
"It wasn't him, it was the judges," Bradley said. "But I don't believe there was any way he beat me in that fight."
Americans beat two other Soviets, however, including Austin's third-round stop of Yesbolat Nurmanov that put him into the 112-pound finals against Mutayev.
"I was only thinking about what I have to do," Austin said.
Austin, 19, dominated from the opening bell and landed heavy head shots in the second round that forced Nurmanov to take two standing eight-counts. He struck again in the third round, forcing a third eight-count and then a fourth, at which point the fight was stopped at 2:34.
Sergio Reyes, of Camp Lejeune, N.C., took a a 3-2 win over Vladislav Antonov of the Soviet Union in the 119-pound class.
Cuba's Julio Gonzales scored a 4-1 win over Mikhak Kazaryan of the Soviet Union at 132 pounds. Felix Savon, also of Cuba, beat another Soviet, Viktor Akshonov, in the heavyweight division.
Hockey: In Kennewick, Wash., Tony Amonte and Tim Sweeney scored two goals each as the United States routed West Germany, 9-3, to advance to the medal round.
The United States (2-1) solved goalie Josef Heiss for three second-period goals to take control; West Germany (0-3) heads for the consolation round.
Yachting: A windless spot on Shilshole Bay turned the Finn class race topsy-turvy. The Soviet, U.S. and Mexico boats, leading in that order, sailed into a windless hole on the fourth leg of the race. Canada, New Zealand and Denmark managed to find what wind there was and finished 1-2-3. The Soviet, U.S. and Mexico boats ran out of time for the 2 1/2-hour race and did not finish.