• Short Summary

    WEST GERMANY'S KARL MILDENBERGER DEFEATED ITALY'S PIERO TOMASONI BY A SINGLE POINT IN A TOUGH 15-ROUND BOXING MATCH IN FRANKFURT'S PACKED FESTHALLE LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) TO RETAIN HIS EUROPEAN HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE.

  • Description

    WEST GERMANY'S KARL MILDENBERGER DEFEATED ITALY'S PIERO TOMASONI BY A SINGLE POINT IN A TOUGH 15-ROUND BOXING MATCH IN FRANKFURT'S PACKED FESTHALLE LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) TO RETAIN HIS EUROPEAN HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE.

    IT WAS A CLOSE CALL FOR THE 29 YEAR-OLD, LEFT-HANDED GERMAN, WHO SCRAPED THROUGH AGAINST THE POWERFUL THIRTY YEAR-OLD ITALIAN. TOMASONI SURPRISINGLY KNOCKED DOWN MILDENBERGER IN THE OPENING SECONDS OF THE FIRST ROUND AND HELD ON TO HIS EDGE UNTIL ALMOST THE NINTH ROUND. THE ITALIAN WORKED HARD AT MILDENBERGER'S HEAD AND BODY AND OFTEN HAD HIM AGAINST THE ROPES.

    MILDENBERGER, WHO HAD A NARROW POINTS WIN AGAINST THE ITALIAN IN 1965 AND WAS BEATEN IN TWELVE ROUNDS BY CASSIUS CLAY LAST SEPTEMBER, WAS PUNCHING INEFFECTIVELY WITH HIS LEFT. BUT IN THE TENTH ROUND HE STAGED A COMEBACK, LANDING A BARRAGE OF RIGHTS AND LEFTS TO TOMASONI'S HEAD, WHICH STARTED THE ITALIAN'S NOSE BLEEDING.

    THE 13TH ROUND WAS THE BEST AND BROUGHT THE 14,000 CAPACITY CROWD TO ITS FEET AS THE BOXERS TRADED A BARRAGE OF BLOWS.

    THE CHAMPION DROVE TOMASONI ROUND THE RING IN THE LAST FEW ROUNDS, TRYING TO LAND A REALLY EFFECTIVE PUNCH. BUT TOMASONI, WHO WAS BEGINNING TO SHOW SIGNS OF TIREDNESS, MANAGED A BRILLIANT FINAL SPURT OF BODY PUNCHES IN THE LAST ROUND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2X8CDVTQ79I3HJ9VLJJC6U35M
    Media URN:
    VLVA2X8CDVTQ79I3HJ9VLJJC6U35M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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