• Short Summary

    Former World Featherweight Boxing Champion, Kid Poison of Ghana -- also known as David Kotey -- is making a comeback.

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    Former World Featherweight Boxing Champion, Kid Poison of Ghana -- also known as David Kotey -- is making a comeback. He put himself firmly on the championship ladder again when he beat Billy Wade of the United States in Accra on Saturday (30 April).

    SYNOPSIS: Kid Poison boxing in the dark shorts and Wade in white. Wade has the reputation of being one of the toughest boxers in the Featherweight Division in the United States, but Kid Poison made light work of him.

    CUE READER AT 20 feet/ 32 secs. And this was only the third round. Poison had been training in the United States before the bout.

    In Accra for the fight was former World Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson of the United States -- watching for the deciding punch -- which came in the fifth round.

    CUE READER AT 49 feet/ 1 MIN 18 secs. Wade's legs could just not get him up inside the count. Poison lost his title to Danny Lopez of the United States in November last year. Lopez is reported to have undergone a successful operation for a wrist injury, but may not be able to fight for a while, giving Poison plenty of time to train for a world title shot.

    CUE READER AT 68 feet/1 MIN 49 secs. Later this year, Poison is going for the African Featherweight title, matched against Laurent Bazie of the Ivory Coast.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4I0HHJ88OH1JJXWTABDVBBH1P
    Media URN:
    VLVA4I0HHJ88OH1JJXWTABDVBBH1P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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