• Short Summary

    Ghana's former Commonwealth Junior Light Welterweight boxing Champion, Joe Tetteh, has announced that after eighteen years as a professional boxer, he is now retiring from the sport.

  • Description

    Ghana's former Commonwealth Junior Light Welterweight boxing Champion, Joe Tetteh, has announced that after eighteen years as a professional boxer, he is now retiring from the sport. He became the first Ghanaian holder of the Commonwealth Junior Light Welterweight title in 1974 when he beat New Zealand's Joey Santos.

    He lost the title last year in Brisbane, when he was beaten by Australia's Hector Thompson.

    Tetteh, who is 36, announced his retirement when he returned home to Accra in Ghana, after having been based in Britain for the past eleven years. During his career he won 60 of his 82 fights. One of those he lost was his fight for the newly-created African Lightweight title last year, when he was beaten by Algeria's Ould Makloufi in Algiers.

    During his retirement Tetteh intends to help with the training of young boxers in Ghana. In this film he explains his plans for the future to Harry Thompson of the Ghana Broadcasting Company.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1SN96EYBN3IL0AVOUOGL2MAKT
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SN96EYBN3IL0AVOUOGL2MAKT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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