• Short Summary

    KENYA BEAT GHANA BY 16 POINTS TO 14 IN AN INTERNATIONAL BOXING TOURNAMENT IN NAIROBI LAST NIGHT.

  • Description

    KENYA BEAT GHANA BY 16 POINTS TO 14 IN AN INTERNATIONAL BOXING TOURNAMENT IN NAIROBI LAST NIGHT. THE BEST CONTEST OF THE EVENING WAS THE FEATHERWEIGHT IN WHICH KENYA'S COMMONWEALTH GAMES MEDALLIST PHILIP WARUINGE BEAT THE TOUGH STEVE AKUSHE AFTER FIGHTING EVERY INCH OF THE WAY TO MASTER THE SUPERB BOXING OF HIS OPPONENT.

    THE TEAMS WERE PERHAPS THE STRONGEST NATIONAL BOXING SIDES TO MEET IN AFRICA. THE HOME TEAM INCLUDED NOT ONLY WARUINGE, BUT OTHER ALL-AFRICAN MEDALLISTS WHO INCLUDED JOHN OLULU (LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT) AND ALEX OUNDO (WELTERWEIGHT). GHANA HAD ON SHOW THEIR COMMONWEALTH GAMES AND ALL-AFRICAN GOLD MEDALLIST SULLY SHITTU (WHO PROVIDED ONE OF THE BIGGEST SHOCKS OF THE EVENING BY BEING BEATEN); AND OTHER LEADING MEDALLISTS WHO INCLUDED AARON POPOOLA (WELTERWEIGHT); ADONIS RAY (HEAVYWEIGHT).

    RESULTS.. WELTERWEIGHT, AARON POPOOLA (GHANA) BEAT GABRIEL KINYUA; HEAVYWEIGHT, ADONIS RAY (GHANA) BEAT CHRIS DURRANT; LIGHTHEAVYWEIGHT, STEPHEN MATIANI (KENYA) BEAT OSENI YONG; MIDDLEWEIGHT, PATRICK WATTENGAH (KENYA) BEAT R.A. OKINE; LIGHTWEIGHT, STEPHEN BARAZA (KENYA) BEAT AMOS AJAO; BANTAMWEIGHT, JOE DESTIMO (GHANA) BEAT KENYA CAPTAIN JOHN NOERU.

    IN THREE SPECIAL CONTESTS, BANTAMWEIGHT G. MURAGORI (GHANA) BEAT L. KARUIKI; LIGHTWEIGHT, J. ALEGO (KENYA) BEAT S. MBOGWA AND LIGHTMIDDLEWEIGHT A. OUNDO (KENYA) BEAT A. SAID.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2L5RGT7SSNBL0GOZCQGNEJIGL
    Media URN:
    VLVA2L5RGT7SSNBL0GOZCQGNEJIGL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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