American Robby Smith puts on show before falling just short of medal at World Championships

LAS VEGAS – Nobody is going to ever question the heart, fight and resolve of American Greco-Roman heavyweight Robby Smith.

Down seven points and one point from losing by technical fall, Smith fought back courageously and had the U.S. crowd on its feet before falling just short in his bronze-medal match at the World Championships.

Smith dropped a hard-fought 10-8 decision to three-time World freestyle champion Bilyal Makhov of Russia on Tuesday night at the Orleans Arena. Continue reading at