• Short Summary

    Japan's Masao Oba -- in his first title fight -- won the World Boxing Association's flyweight title in Tokyo last night (Thursday) when he knocked out titleholder Berkrerk Chartvanchai of Thailand in the 13th round.

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    Japan's Masao Oba -- in his first title fight -- won the World Boxing Association's flyweight title in Tokyo last night (Thursday) when he knocked out titleholder Berkrerk Chartvanchai of Thailand in the 13th round. The 21- year-old Japanese had the Thai champion down three times in the bout.

    The speedy Japanese outboxed his 25 year old opponent throughout most of the scheduled 15-round bout, but the knockdowns came as a surprise to the 7500 spectators.

    The confident Oba took command from about the sixth round. He opened a cut over Chartvanchai's left eye which bled for the remainder of the bout. Chartvanchai, making his first defence of the title he won last April from Filipino Bernabe Villacampo, never found the range against Oba's hooks, which consistently found the champion's head and jew.

    In the 13th round, he first went down from a left hook. He was quickly on his feet but took a mandatory eight count. Chartvanchai desperately began boring in, but was smashed to the canvas again with a solid right hook. Blooded and groggy, he got to his feet but was unable to stop a combination of blows and a right cross sent him face down on the canvas for the full count.

    It was Chartvanchai's first knockout of his career. Oba has now won 26 contests, including 11 by knockouts.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA18EVLAWEM87WST7TDOH7DC94J
    Media URN:
    VLVA18EVLAWEM87WST7TDOH7DC94J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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