• Short Summary

    AMERICAN EMILE GRIFFITH, WORLD JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION, DEFENDED HIS TITLE AGAINST CHRISTIAN CHRISTENSEN OF DENMARK IN COPENHAGEN LAST (SUNDAY).

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    Initials TW/V/MGT/PB


    SPORT: BOXING

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    Background: AMERICAN EMILE GRIFFITH, WORLD JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION, DEFENDED HIS TITLE AGAINST CHRISTIAN CHRISTENSEN OF DENMARK IN COPENHAGEN LAST (SUNDAY).HIS WORLD WELTERWEIGHT TITLE WAS NOT AT STAKE.

    THIRTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD CHRISTENSEN WINNER OF 55 OF HIS 71 FIGHTS WAS NEVER IN THE PICTURE.HE NEVER WON A ROUND AGAINST A FIGHTER 12 YEARS HIS JUNIOR.THE POWERFUL AMERICAN FROM THE VIRGIN ISLANDS BATTERED HIM MERCILESSLY.

    CHRISTENSEN FIRST WENT DOWN FOR A COUNT IN THE THIRD ROUND.EVERY TIME HE LANDED A BLOW GRIFFITH STORMED BACK WITH A BARRAGE OF LEFTS AND RIGHTS.

    IN THE NINTH ROUND CHRISTENSEN WENT DOWN FOR COUNTS OF NINE AND EIGHT AND THE REFEREE SOON AFTER AWARDED THE FIGHT TO GRIFFITH AS THE DANE SLUMPED HELPLESSLY ON THE ROPES.

    GRIFFITH WILL NOW FIGHT BRIAN CURVIS AT CARDIFF ARMS PART IN JUNE FOR THE MORE IMPORTANT TITLE OF THE WORLD WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4M9EQEIZYHXLV5Y5KOMAZH06P
    Media URN:
    VLVA4M9EQEIZYHXLV5Y5KOMAZH06P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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