• Short Summary

    THE CZECHOSLOVAK AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION HAS MADE THE WEARING OF PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR MANDATORY FOR ALL AMATEUR BOUTS.

  • Description

    THE CZECHOSLOVAK AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION HAS MADE THE WEARING OF PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR MANDATORY FOR ALL AMATEUR BOUTS. IN A MEETING WITH EAST GERMANY ON SUNDAY THE HEADGUARDS WERE PUT TO THE TEST. MEN FROM BOTH COUNTRIES FOUGHT IN FEATHERWEIGHT, LIGHTWEIGHT AND WELTERWEIGHT DIVISIONS.

    EAST GERMANY DECLINED TO USE THE PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR AND WENT ON TO LOSE THE CLASH WITH CZECHOSLOVAKIAN BOXERS SIX BOUTS TO FOUR.

    OUR FILM SHOWS THREE CZECHOSLOVAK VICTORIES IN THE MATCH. ALEXANDER KOVACS DEFEATING EAST GERMAN CHAMPION RUZICKA IN THE FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION; RUDOLF GUMPELIK DEFEATING ERNS WONDER??? IN THE LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION; AND ??? ??? DEFEATING ??? SCHEIBNER IN THE WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION.

    THE CZECHOSLOVAK DECISION TO INTRODUCE HEADGUARDS TO BOXING TOURNAMENTS FOLLOWS THE DEATH OF A YOUNG BOXER ABOUT 18 MONTHS AGO. IN LATER INVESTIGATIONS, AMATEUR BOXING IN THE COUNTRY WAS SUSPENDED FOR NINE MONTHS AND RESUMED ONLY ON CONDITION THAT PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR BE INTRODUCED.

    HOWEVER MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS -- INCLUDING THE EUROPEAN AND OLYMPIC TITLES -- WILL STILL BE FOUGHT WITHOUT PROTECTION. THE RULE WILL APPLY TO CZECHOSLOVAK COMPETITORS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA43QM7XF867GIBH2Z2CGMTSHKV
    Media URN:
    VLVA43QM7XF867GIBH2Z2CGMTSHKV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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