• Short Summary

    HIROYUKI EBIHARA OF JAPAN WON THE VACANT WORLD BOXING ASSOCIATION FLYWEIGHT TITLE ON SUNDAY NIGHT WITH A UNANIMOUS 15-ROUNDS POINTS WIN OVER JOSE SEVERINO OF BRAZIL.

  • Description

    HIROYUKI EBIHARA OF JAPAN WON THE VACANT WORLD BOXING ASSOCIATION FLYWEIGHT TITLE ON SUNDAY NIGHT WITH A UNANIMOUS 15-ROUNDS POINTS WIN OVER JOSE SEVERINO OF BRAZIL. THE SPEEDY JAPANESE OUTPOINTED HIS BRAZILIAN OPPONENT IN ALL QUARTERS.

    REFEREE, KEN MORITA AND JUDGES KO TOYAMA AND TAKEO UGO, ALL SCORED THE BOUT 75 TO 66 IN FAVOUR OF THE JAPANESE. IT MARKED THE SECOND TIME IN THE LAST SIX YEARS THAT EBIHARA HAS GAINED THE WORLD FLYWEIGHT CROWN. HE FIRST WON IT IN 1963 WHEN HE KNOCKED OUT THAILANDS PONE KINGPETCH IN THE FIRST ROUND, IN SEPTEMBER 1963.

    FOUR MONTHS LATER, THE LITTLE JAPANESE SOUTHPAY LOST HIS NEWLY-WON TITLE IN A 15-ROUND DECISION IN BANGKOK. EBIHARA'S TWO PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS TO REGAIN THE TITLE WERE FRUSTRATED BY HORACIO ACCAVALLO OF THE ARGENTINE, WHOSE RECENT RETIREMENT SET UP SUNDAY'S TITLE MATCH.

    EBIHARA TOOK THE OFFENSIVE FROM THE START OF THE BOUT AND DID NOT LET UP UNTIL THE FINAL BELL. INDEED, SEVERINO APPEARED CONTENT TO REMAIN ON THE DEFENSIVE FOR THE DURATION OF THE FIGHT.

    THE 27-YEAR-OLD SOUTH AMERICAN KEPT BORING???, BUT COULD NOT CATCH THE JAPANESE AND MISSED MANY PUNCHES, WHILE EBIHARA, 29, LANDED SOLID BLOWS TO THE FACE AND BODY. THE BRAZILIAN TOOK ALL THE PUNISHMENT, INCLUDING A CUT OVER HIS LEFT EYE IN THE NINTH ROUND, BUT THERE WERE NO KNOCKDOWNS.

    BY THE END OF THE BOUT, THE JAPANESE WAS POUNDING HIS OPPONENT ALMOST AT WILL, BUT LACKED THE NECESSARY POWER TO FLOOR HIM.

    AS EBIHARA STOOD WEEPING WITH ???CTION AFTER WINNING THE TITLE, SEVERINO JOINED IN THE APPLAUSE OF THE CROWD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4DTATJVL9MD1PS44XTSSP319C
    Media URN:
    VLVA4DTATJVL9MD1PS44XTSSP319C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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