• Short Summary

    HUNGARY'S LASZLO PAPP RETAINED HIS EUROPEAN MIDDLE-WEIGHT TITLE IN VIENNA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WHEN HE BEAT BRITAIN'S MIKE LEAHY ON POINTS OVER 15 ROUNDS.

  • Description

    HUNGARY'S LASZLO PAPP RETAINED HIS EUROPEAN MIDDLE-WEIGHT TITLE IN VIENNA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WHEN HE BEAT BRITAIN'S MIKE LEAHY ON POINTS OVER 15 ROUNDS. PAPP THUS KEEPS HIS CROWN AND UNBEATEN PROFESSIONAL RECORD.

    THE IRISH-BORN BRITISH CHAMPION, MIKE LEAHY, HAD A NINE-YEAR ADVANTAGE OVER THE 38-YEAR OLD HUNGARIAN WHO ALWAYS HAD SUPREMACY IN SPEED AND SKILL.

    NO ONE COULD QUARREL WITH THE DECISION OF THE DUTCH REFEREE, JAN KROM, FOR THOUGH LEAHY WORRIED AND HURT THE DURABLE PAPP SUFFICIENTLY FOR HIM TO ADMIT THIS WAS HIS TOUGHEST FIGHT, THE HUNGARIAN ALWAYS SEEMED THAT LITTLE BETTER.

    LEAHY SAID AFTERWARDS THAT BUT FIR MR. KROM'S INTERFERENCE HE MIGHT HAVE KNOCKED-OUT THE CHAMPION. HE WAS SPEAKING OF THE 12TH AND 13TH ROUNDS WHEN HE HURT PAPP WITH CRISP RIGHTS TO THE LEAD AND FORCED HIM TO HANG ON. LEAHY CLAIMED THAT THE REFEREE HELD HIM BACK AFTER PAPP HAD BEEN HURT BUT THESE PUNCHES.

    BUT LEAHY ALSO SUFFERED BADLY. BY THE END OF THE EIGHT ROUND HE WAS BLEEDING FROM THE NOSE AND MOUTH AND HAD A CUT UNDER HIS RIGHT EYE. AFTER THE BOUT HE HAD TO GO TO HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT FOR THIS CUT.

    15,000 PEOPLE WATCHED THE FIGHT --- PAPP'S 29TH VICTORY IN SUCCESSION AND THE FIRST TIME THAT HE WAS FORCED TO GO THE DISTANCE IN A TITLE FIGHT. HOWEVER, PAPP DISPELLED ANY DOUBTS ABOUT HIS STAMINA, AND WAS IN FIRM CONTROL TO THE END IN SPITE OF LEAHY'S EFFORTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2EDDYQAHT6JV461O0A9TZ5Y14
    Media URN:
    VLVA2EDDYQAHT6JV461O0A9TZ5Y14
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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