• Short Summary

    Making his last appearance in Italy before going to New York to challenge for the world title, Italian middleweight champion Nino Benvenuti successfully mastered Jamaican Milo Calhoun in Rome on Friday, winning a ten-round bout on points.

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    Rome; highlights of the fight; end of fight.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Making his last appearance in Italy before going to New York to challenge for the world title, Italian middleweight champion Nino Benvenuti successfully mastered Jamaican Milo Calhoun in Rome on Friday, winning a ten-round bout on points.

    Benvenuti's ten-round contest against the Jamaican was a warm-up for his middleweight world title challenge in New York on April 17. Then he meets world titleholder Emile Griffith.

    Calhoun, however, provided a good curtain-raiser for Benvenuti's title attempt, for which he goes into strict training immediately. The coloured boxer stayed the distance well against the powerful Italian and continued to attack although several times shaken with hard punches.

    But throughout, Benvenuti was the master and finished ten rounds a clear points winner.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA27SG1D1YB3RYKZ5X3YEOUUDI3
    Media URN:
    VLVA27SG1D1YB3RYKZ5X3YEOUUDI3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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