• Short Summary

    FLOYD ROBERTSON, FORMER HOLDER OF THE COMMONWEALTH FEATHERWEIGHT BOXING TITLE, OUTPOINTED BASSEY UKEM, LEADING NIGERIA A LIGHTWEIGHT, IN AN INTERNATIONAL BOXING TOURNAMENT IN ACCRA ON SATURDAY.

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    FLOYD ROBERTSON, FORMER HOLDER OF THE COMMONWEALTH FEATHERWEIGHT BOXING TITLE, OUTPOINTED BASSEY UKEM, LEADING NIGERIA A LIGHTWEIGHT, IN AN INTERNATIONAL BOXING TOURNAMENT IN ACCRA ON SATURDAY.

    ROBERTSON WAS MAKING HIS SECOND APPEARANCE AS A LIGHTWEIGHT SINCE HE LOST HIS FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE TO JOHNNY O'BRIEN OF SCOTLAND.

    ROBERTSON'S EXPERIENCE AND LONGER REACH WERE HIS ADVANTAGE. UKEM HAD TO CARRY THE FIGHT TO ROBERTSON, WHO WAS ABLE TO WARD OFF ANY SERIOUS PUNISHMENT.

    IN THE FOURTH ROUND UKEM SWUNG SOME WILD PUNCHES, AND WAS WARNED BY THE REFEREE FOR HOLDING ON TO HIS OPPONENT AND USING HIS HEAD.

    BY THE EIGHTH ROUND ROBERTSON WAS CLEARLY IN THE LEAD. UKEM CONTINUED TO ATTACK, BUT HE WAS UNABLE TO LAND ANY DAMAGING BLOWS. ROBERTSON, HOWEVER, WAS CONTENT TO TAKE HIS TIME AND SCORED WITH WELL AIMED COMBINATIONS.

    ROBERTSON WAS GIVEN THE WIN UNANIMOUSLY. HE WAS PRESENTED WITH A SILVER TROPHY BY MR JUSTICE NII AMAA OLLENU, CHAIRMAN OF THE KOTOKA TRUST FUND FOR WHICH THE TOURNAMENT WAS HELD. GHANA WON ALL THREE BOUTS OF THE TOURNAMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA39R9HSUHWW06866FT2WHOT3N0
    Media URN:
    VLVA39R9HSUHWW06866FT2WHOT3N0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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