• Short Summary

    PIERE DEL PAPA OF ITALY RETAINED HIS EUROPEAN LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE IN WEST BERLIN LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) WHEN WILHELM VON HOMBURG OF GERMANY WAS DISQUALIFIED IN THE ELEVENTH ROUND OF THE SCHEDULED 15-ROUND FIGHT.

  • Description

    PIERE DEL PAPA OF ITALY RETAINED HIS EUROPEAN LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE IN WEST BERLIN LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) WHEN WILHELM VON HOMBURG OF GERMANY WAS DISQUALIFIED IN THE ELEVENTH ROUND OF THE SCHEDULED 15-ROUND FIGHT.

    VON HOMBURG, WHO LIVES IN HOLLYWOOD, U.S.A. AND OCCASIONALLY PLAYS A GANGSTER IN TELEVISION FILMS, WAS DISQUALIFIED FOR ILLEGAL HEADWORK. PIERE DEL PAPA, WHO IS RANKED FIFTH IN THE WORLD BY THE RING MAGAZINE AND NUMBER ONE IN EUROPE, DIDN'T HAVE THE FIGHT ALL HIS OWN WAY. IN THE SIXTH ROUND HE POUNDED THE UNRANKED GERMAN AND BOTH BOXERS FELL ON THE CANVAS AS THE EXHAUSTED VON HOMBURG TRIED TO HANG ON.

    BUT VON HOMBURG STAGED A GREAT REVIVAL AND FLOORED DEL PAPA FOR AN EIGHT COUNT IN EIGHT ROUND WITH A LEFT HOOK TO THE BODY.

    DEL PAPA'S PREVIOUS TITLE DEFENCE WAS AGAINST BRITISH CHAMPION, THE LATE CHIC CALDERWOOD IN AUGUST. THE FIGHT, AT LIGNANO SABBIADORO, ITALY, WAS WASHED OUT IN THE SIXTH ROUND BY HEAVY RAIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4EQX1C44UWWW3DXE2ZEAN0XY9
    Media URN:
    VLVA4EQX1C44UWWW3DXE2ZEAN0XY9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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