• Short Summary

    CARLOS HERNANDES, THE 26-YEAR-OLD VENEZUELAN, LOST HIS WORLD JUNIOR LIGHT-WELTERWEIGHT BOXING TITLE TO ITALY'S SANDRO LOPOLO IN ROME LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) WHEN HE WAS OUTPOINTED OVER 15 ROUNDS.

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    CARLOS HERNANDES, THE 26-YEAR-OLD VENEZUELAN, LOST HIS WORLD JUNIOR LIGHT-WELTERWEIGHT BOXING TITLE TO ITALY'S SANDRO LOPOLO IN ROME LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) WHEN HE WAS OUTPOINTED OVER 15 ROUNDS.

    HERNANDEZ, A HOT FAVOURITE TO SUCCESSFULLY DEFEND THE TITLE HE WON IN JANUARY 1965, NEVER GOT GOING AGAINST THE ITALIAN AND TRAILED ON POINTS PRACTICALLY THROUGHOUT THE MATCH. A LAST ROUND EFFORT, WHEN HE FLOORED LOPOLO, CAME TOO LATE. IT WAS A MAGNIFICENT FIGHT BUT THE SWARTHY VENEZUELAN FROM MARACHIBO, WHO HAS A REPUTATION OF WINNING MOST OF HIS FIGHTS BY A KNOCK-OUT, COULD DO NOTHING AGAINST THE SPEEDY ITALIAN.

    BOTH RINGSIDE JUDGES, AN ITALIAN AND A FRENCHMAN, GAVE THE VERDICT TO LOPOLO ALTHOUGH THE REFEREE, PEDRO RISOTO OF SPAIN, SCORED THE TWO MEN AT 69 POINTS EACH.

    AT THE WEIGHING-IN EARLIER IN THE DAY, HERNANDEZ SAID THAT HE WAS SO CONFIDENT OF RETAINING HIS TITLE THAT HE HAD ARRANGED TO DEFEND IT AGAINST PAUL FUJI IN JAPAN ON JUNE THE 24TH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA25G05ZERQX4OWIG5C2CYR48KW
    Media URN:
    VLVA25G05ZERQX4OWIG5C2CYR48KW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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